A practical approach to achieving bloodless surgery.

S. Ozawa, A. Shander, T. D. Ochani

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The term bloodless surgery refers to the practice of performing surgical procedures without the use of allogenic blood and avoiding the use of stored blood, including autologous blood, entirely. This article reviews the scientific and clinical literature regarding bloodless surgery and describes the application of a full-service, bloodless program within a community hospital.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAORN journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medical–Surgical

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Ozawa, S., Shander, A., & Ochani, T. D. (2001). A practical approach to achieving bloodless surgery. AORN journal, 74(1).