Webinar: Patient Blood Management (PBM)

Webinar on Patient Blood Management (PBM)

18.00 – 19.00 CET

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Scientific Faculty

Scientific Faculty Leader and Support

Dr Joana Berger-Estilita (CH) 

eLearning Committee Member 

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Consultant 

Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy, Inselspital Bern University Hospital, Bern Switzerland 



Prof. Christian von Heymann (DE) 

Chairperson of the ESAIC Scientific Subcommittee 12 (SSC12)- Transfusion, Haemostasis and Thrombosis 

Clinical Professor in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Charité-University Medicine Berlin 

Head of Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Vivantes Klinikum, Friedsrichshain, Germany  



Prof. Sibylle Kietaibl (AT)

Member of the ESAIC Guideline Committee 

Chairperson of the Standing Committee Education and Professional Development of the European Board of Anaesthesiology (EBA) 

Head of Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Evangelical Hospital Vienna, Austria 


Prof. Juan Llau Pitarch (ES)

Member of the ESAIC Task Force on massive bleeding and of the Task Force on perioperative thromboprophylaxis 

Head of the Department of Anesthesiology-Resuscitation and Pain Therapy at the Doctor Peset University Hospital in València  

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the Medical School of the University of València, Spain 


Target Audience

  • Anaesthesiologists, Intensive Care Medicine doctors and Surgeons who want to update their knowledge about patient blood management (PBM) during major surgery.  
  • This webinar will be open to anyone who wishes to view it, from whichever country they can access it. 


Methods to promote adult active learning

This webinar will include:

  • Polls: to increase interactivity and engagement. Results from polls will lead to discussions points.
  • Q&A sessions: to answer questions brought up by the host and submitted by the audience (in real time). Questions will be filtered by support staff to prioritise relevance. 



To inform health-care practitioners and health educators about the pre, intra and postoperative care of patients undergoing surgery or invasive procedures, particularly those in which relevant blood loss is anticipated. 


After Taking Part

This webinar will enable the participants to: 

  • Describe the interventions to increase haemoglobin concentration 
  • List the medications that affect hemostasis and recall their respective cessation intervals   
  • Define a massive transfusion protocol  
  • Interpret basic blood management point-of-care findings 
  • Discuss the triggers for blood component transfusion  
  • Critically appraise the effect of liberal versus restrictive red blood cell transfusion protocols 


Key points

  • Use of patient blood management protocols in Anaesthesia  
  • Use of massive transfusion protocols in Anaesthesia 



Interactive debate format on patient blood management during Anaesthesia 


Learning Objectives

Knowledge to be acquired after attending this Webinar

The participant will be able to:

  • to list medications that affect haemostasis, recall their respective cessation intervals and reversing options 
  • to describe the mechanisms of severe/massive bleeding and means to avoid massive transfusion (PBM) and name massive transfusion protocols  
  • to identify perioperative strategies that minimise blood loss 
  • to indicate the triggers for allogeneic blood transfusions and procoagulant drugs  
  • to discuss the main recommendations of the evidence-based guidelines in this field and their limitations 


Practical skills to be acquired after attending this Webinar

This webinar will enable participants to:

  • Describe the application of cell-salvage devices on patients 
  • Interpret point-of-care viscoelastic haemostatic assays 
  • Interpret laboratory findings for differential diagnosis of anaemia 
  • Interpret preload parameters for volume management 


Affective skills acquired after attending this Webinar

The participant is aware of:

  • when to follow and when to deviate from recommendations and suggestions in PBM guidelines in individual cases 
  • how to document decision making  
  • how to inform patients, how to assess and consider their preferences 
  • the responsibility in ensuring an adequate, evidence-based patient blood management protocol 


Technical Settings

This webinar is available on PC, Tablet and Smartphone. 

For the best viewing experience, a high-speed internet connection is required. 


This Webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Masimo.