Report from AmSECT's International Consortium for Evidence-Based Perfusion. Consensus Statement: Minimal Criteria for Reporting Cardiopulmonary Bypass-Related Contributions to Red Blood Cell Transfusions Associated with Adult Cardiac Surgery

Donald Likosky, Robert Baker, Timothy Dickinson, Desmond Fitzgerald, Filip De Somer, Robert Groom, David Fitzgerald, Kenneth Shann, Mike Poullis, B Spiess, K Jabr, MT Lucas, JD Ferguson, Shahna Bronson

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    Abstract

    Gaps remain in our understanding of the contribution of bypass-related practices associated with red blood cell (RBC) transfusions after cardiac surgery. Variability exists in the reporting of bypass-related practices in the peer-reviewed literature. In an effort to create uniformity in reporting, a draft statement outlining proposedminimal criteria for reporting cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)- related contributions (i.e., RBC data collection/documentation, clinical considerations for transfusions, equipment details, and clinical endpoints) was presented in conjunction with the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology's (AmSECT's) 2014 Quality and Outcomes Meeting (Baltimore, MD). Based on presentations and feedback from the conference, coauthors (n = 14) developed and subsequently voted on each proposed data element. Data elements receiving a total of ≤4 votes were dropped from further consideration, 5-9 votes were considered as "Recommended," and elements receiving ≥10 votes were considered as "Mandatory." A total of 52 elements were classified as mandatory, 16 recommended, and 14 dropped. There are 8 mandatory data elements for RBC data collection/documentation, 24 for clinical considerations for transfusions, 13 for equipment details, and 7 for clinical endpoints. We present 52 mandatory data elements reflecting CPB-related contributions to RBC transfusions. Consistency of such reporting would offer our community an increased opportunity to shed light on the relationship between intra-operative practices and RBC transfusions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)83-89
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Extracorporeal Technology
    Volume47
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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