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Patient Blood Management Nurse


Patient Blood Management, or PBM, refers to the multidisciplinary approach to taking care of patients who might need a transfusion. Evidence-based in its practice, nurses working in this field are responsible for evaluating patients and making decisions in a clinical setting that will lead to minimizing blood loss and optimizing a patient’s red blood cell count. PBM nurses must care for patients directly and must think two or three steps ahead in order to ensure necessary, quality supplies are at the ready and to act safely and with economy to minimize patient blood loss.

Things You'll Do:

  • Perform transfusions
  • Manage supply inventory
  • Provide education and care directly to patients and their families
  • Minimize blood loss

Your job characteristics:

  • Multifaceted
  • Structured
  • Patient-facing

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Hospital Diploma, Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
  • You can start working as a Registered Nurse.
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  • You'll work in a clinical setting, gaining experience in performing transfusions with patients, maintaining supplies, and coordinating treatment to best economize transfusion and testing time, while minimizing blood and red cell loss.

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