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Patient Blood Management Nurse

A Patient Blood Management Nurse takes care of patients who may need a transfusion due to injury-related blood loss or another blood ailment.
Required education
ADN or BSN
Attributes
Patient-facing
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Structured
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Varied
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll evaluate patients and making decisions that help minimize blood loss and optimize their red blood cell count.
Nursing bag, medication, and signs cartoon graphic
What you’ll do

Coordination

You’ll be the liaison between patients and doctors.

Education

You’ll teach patients and their families about blood loss and treatment.

Evaluation

You’ll assess a patient’s condition and advise the medical team on whether a blood transfusion is necessary.

Maintenance

You’ll keep track of supplies, making sure there is always enough blood supplies to treat patients.

Treatment

You’ll perform blood transfusions.

Where you’ll work
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient care centers
How to become a Patient Blood Management Nurse

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN.

03

Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining experience in Patient Blood Management.

04

You’re ready to work as a Patient Blood Management Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Patient Blood Management Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
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