• "What about platelets?": Military and civilian efforts to increase platelet storage time and availability for massive transfusion (Archived October 26, 2017 Session)

    Andrew Cap, MD, James Stubbs, MD and Raymond Fang, MD
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives

    1. Review the multiple causes of the “coagulopathy of trauma/shock” and recognize the vital role of platelet transfusion in its management.
    2. Explain the rationale of current US platelet storage practices and discuss how this practice limits platelet availability in austere settings.
    3. Evaluate current ongoing military and civilian research efforts to extend platelet storage time and platelet availability for massive transfusion requirements following traumatic injury.
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