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Johns Hopkins study validates SHG approach

A recent article pre-released for publication in Transfusion (Sept. 2014) clearly states that using MS-DRGs is the recommended way to benchmark blood management programs. The good news is Strategic Healthcare Group (SHG) has been using MS-DRGs to benchmark blood utilization for several years.

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We don’t sell medical devices, pharmaceuticals or blood products. We are healthcare providers with a passion for quality improvement and patient safety with decades of blood management program experience.

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To ensure each and every unit of blood transfused is appropriate.

Blood management is an evidence based process that is designed to promote the optimal use of blood and blood-related resources. The goal of blood management is to ensure each and every transfusion is appropriate. "We have to be sure we are giving the right dose of blood to the right patient at the right time, and make much smarter use of blood products."1, 2

1Boucher BA, Hannon TJ. Blood management: a primer for clinicians. Pharmacotherapy, 2007;27(10):1394-1411.
2Hospitals seek to limit use of transfusions,” by Laura Landro.The Wall Street Journal October 29, 2008

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Accelerating change in healthcare organizations.

Our consulting process incorporates change management as a core strategy to accelerate program implementation. Using a powerful E4 method - Evaluate, Educate, Engage & Empower- we shift the behavior and culture of the organization towards better blood use within 90 days.

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We hardwire success with best-in-class blood management analytics, education & program support.

Blood Management University® provides world class education; Blood Management Exchange® provides program support; and our proprietary BloodStat® Multidimensional Analytics provide the clinical and business intelligence to identify, improve, and maintain blood management opportunities.
BloodStat® U.S. & international patents pending.

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Blood Management University® is the nation's leading source of comprehensive blood management education.

Since awareness and education are essential strategies for changing blood utilization practices, Blood Management University® provides a broad range of learning options for clinical and support staff. Our comprehensive resources include the Blood Management University® Live Learning webinar series, Blood Management University® Online, and the Blood Management University® Campus in Indianapolis.

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Infuse Platelets as Slowly as Medically Necessary

July 2, 2014

Bacterial contamination of platelet products is a serious risk of transfusion. As many as 1 in every 1000 units may be contaminated from the introduction of low concentrations of skin bacteria at the time of donation, less commonly from asymptomatic underlying infection at time of donation or rarely during processing.1 In the United States, transfusion-associated sepsis has been recognized and culture-confirmed in at least 1 of 100,000 recipients, and has led to immediate fatal outcome in 1 in 500,000 recipients.2 The actual risk of transfusion-associated sepsis is likely higher, as infections due to contaminated blood products are under-reported.2

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The Bloody Truth: Ten Facts About Blood Transfusions
Critical Information Every Physician, Nurse, and Hospital Executive Should Know

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