Update of Practice Guidelines for Perioperative Blood Management by the American Society of Anesthesiologist
The American Society of Anesthesiologists recently joined various professional medical
societies from the US, EU and UK by publishing updated practice guidelines for the
management of perioperative bleeding.
The newly published Practice Guidelines for Perioperative Blood Management by the American
Society of Anesthesiologist confers high levels of recommendation and evidence for the
inclusion of viscoelastic testing, as with ROTEM® for providing goal-directed therapy in
perioperative bleeding management.
Practice Guidelines for Perioperative Blood Management published in the February 2015 issue
of Anesthesiology provides updated recommendations which include the expanded use of
pharmacologic therapies, restrictive transfusion strategies and advocates for the use of goal-directed
algorithms guided by viscoelastic testing such as with thromboelastometry (ROTEM®).
The ROTEM® Hemostasis Management System has been FDA cleared since 2011 and is now
used in progressive hospitals across the US. The ROTEM® delta hemostasis analyser provides
for rapid assessment of hemostasis with 6 FDA cleared assays. Clinically significant information,
helpful in the guidance of bleeding management can be obtained and […]