Seminar in Patient Blood Management - Focus on Perioperative Bleeding Management
IDENTIFIED PRACTICE GAPS/EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
Severe perioperative bleeding is a challenge for the doctors and might become a drama for the patient.
Besides good teamwork a good knowledge about the physiology and pathophysiology of coagulation, diagnostic possibilities and therapeutic strategies are essential to succeed. In recent years new insights of coagulation changed our understanding. At the moment the cascading concept is skipped and replaced by the so-called cellular model of coagulation. Newer diagnostic tools facilitate a bedside monitoring of coagulation. These tools were developed based on this new pathophysiologic concepts, whereas, algorithms derived from combat fields, which are more frequently used in civilian trauma, may lead to uncertainties over what strategy to choose.
In the light of this development we want to share knowledge and experiences on coagulation and haemostasis and want to discuss different approaches with laboratory specialists, hematologists, internists and anesthesiologists.
To meet this goal and in collaboration with the Danube University Krems, University for Continuing Education, we have organized this program.
The essence of the seminar is to provide up-to-date education about the
pathophysiology of bleeding in different clinical settings, methods of
laboratory monitoring, as well as treatment options, treatment
algorithms and international guidelines. Consideration of bleeding
management as part of the World Health Organization (WHO) concept of patient blood management and
consideration of healthcare resources will round up the global
At the end of this program the participants will be able to:
- Identify basic and special physiology and pathophsiology of hemostasis
- Differentiate between diagnostic and therapeutic approaches
- Identify preventive measures and management of drug effects
Physicians who practice in Anesthesiology, Intensive Care, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Transfusion Medicine or Blood banking.
40 invited local, regional and international participants will be selected based on an application/evaluation process. They must agree to contribute to the meeting by presenting a case report from their work environment and by providing their input to the discussions and interactive lectures. For regional and international participants, the travel costs (economy class airfare) and accommodation will be covered by the organizers, through an unrestricted educational grant for this unique educational activity.
Based on the concept of “train the trainers”, educational materials will be provided to participants in order to transfer professional competence to other practitioners in their countries. Furthermore, hands-on workshops on point-of-care coagulation analyzers will enable participants to gain the skills required for physiology-driven point-of-care-guided bleeding management. Discussions and case presentations from our participants will encourage exchange of clinical experiences during this one week intensive seminar.
Another main focus of the meeting is to trigger global networking that might lead to international registries or future randomized controlled trials.