This article provides four evidence-based recommendations for the damage control resuscitation (DCR) of severely injured, bleeding patients in the areas of massive transfusion protocols (MTP), the appropriate ratio of blood product components, and the use of hemostatic adjuncts.
Severely injured, bleeding patients benefit from the timely application of resuscitation practices which are pre-planned to minimize ongoing bleeding until definitive hemostasis can be achieved. In this article, we systematically evaluate some of the central elements of this damage control resuscitation (DCR) strategy.
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