11. Preparation of the Patient for Surgery

  1. Petra Seeber MD1 and
  2. Aryeh Shander MD, FCCM, FCCP2,3

Published Online: 4 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338070.ch11

Basics of Blood Management, Second edition

Basics of Blood Management, Second edition

How to Cite

Seeber, P. and Shander, A. (2012) Preparation of the Patient for Surgery, in Basics of Blood Management, Second edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118338070.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute for Blood Management, Gotha, Germany

  2. 2

    Critical Care Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ, USA

  3. 3

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670705

Online ISBN: 9781118338070

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Keywords:

  • Preparation;
  • Preoperative work-up;
  • Anticoagulation;
  • Expected blood loss;
  • Plan of care;
  • Emergency hemorrhage tray;
  • Estimated blood volume

Summary

The outcome of a patient's surgery is likely to be more favorable if suitable preparations are made. Once a specific goal has been established—in our case improving the outcome of treatment by appropriate blood management—advance preparation is required. Preoperative planning is essential to optimize the patient's condition before surgery, reduce perioperative blood loss, increase anemia tolerance, and smooth postoperative recovery. This chapter will introduce the reader to an algorithm for preoperative blood management.