Bloodless Medicine Care Coordinators at Penn
Bloodless medicine and surgery care coordinators provide extensive education and communicate directly with patients and their families about the services available at the Center for Transfusion-Free Medicine at Penn.
Coordinating Care for Bloodless Medicine Patients at Penn
Coordinators provide thorough support and assistance for the duration of every patient's connection with the bloodless medicine program. Every coordinator is trained extensively on bloodless surgery, bloodless medicine and alternatives to blood transfusions.
Upon initial contact or visit to The Center for Transfusion-Free Medicine, the bloodless medicine care coordinators act as an advocate for patients and their families.
Pennsylvania Hospital's bloodless coordinators assist with:
- Answering questions and preparing the required paperwork and legal documents including advance directives such as a living will or durable power of attorney for health care
- Ensuring that hospital staff meet all bloodless medicine guidelines and protocols
- Helping hospital staff to identify patients opting for a non-blood treatment plan for the duration of the hospital admission with visible identifiers such as no-blood wristbands, signage in the patient's hospital room and no-blood indicators on the patient's medical chart and electronic files