Assessment against the National Standards
Health services should be accredited against the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (National Standards) and those using blood and blood products need to meet the requirements of the Blood Management Standard. There are many resources available to help health services achieve accreditation against the National Standards.
- user guides
- accreditation workbooks
Of particular interest are:
The Blood Management Standard
The Blood Management Standard covers all elements of blood management and transfusion practice, which includes the principals and practices of Patient Blood Management (PBM).
The intention of the Blood Management standard is to identify risks, put in place strategies, ensure that a patient’s own blood is optimised and conserved, and that any blood or blood product transfusion is appropriate and safe. The Blood Management Standard draws on the principals of PBM and blood stewardship as set out in the .
There are three criteria and ten actions in the Blood Management Standard
Reviewed 08 December 2021