Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery

Essential guide to the new field of transfusion-free medicine and surgery – written by leading experts in the field. Transfusion Free Medicine and Surgery provides a comprehensive approach to a new paradigm shift in the field of blood management. The principles are easy and this platform provides an all-inclusive review of red blood cell production, oxygen delivery, coagulation and the role of blood transfusion in an intensive care setting. Controversial as it may sound, this book opens the door for ethical/legal debates, by putting them into perspective and providing answers to perplexing situations. The economics of blood transfusion and the hidden costs that allude the clinician are also brought into the equation. WHY BUY THIS BOOK? * Provides the groundwork for developing a successful transfusion-free clinical program * Includes all key issues related to blood products, blood transfusion and transfusion-free medicine and surgery * Discusses controversial issues associated with this new and fast moving field * Includes self-assessment questions to help the reader with their continuing professional education and development
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