Guideline for management of massive blood loss in trauma

Srikantha Rao, Fiona Martin

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Early recognition of major blood loss and effective action is necessary to prevent shock and its consequences. Massive transfusion may challenge local resources. Effective management relies upon good communication between specialties and local guidelines. Successful outcome requires treatment of surgical sources of bleeding, restoration of blood volume to maintain tissue perfusion and oxygenation, and correction of coagulopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalUpdate in Anaesthesia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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