• Damage control resuscitation in patients with severe traumatic hemorrhage: a practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (March 2017)

    Jeremy W. Cannon, MD, SM, Mansoor A. Khan, MBBS (Lond), PhD, Ali S. Raja, MD, Mitchell J. Cohen, MD, John J. Como, MD, MPH, Bryan A. Cotton, MD, Joseph J. Dubose, MD, Erin E. Fox, PhD, Kenji Inaba, MD, Carlos J. Rodriguez, DO, John B. Holcomb, MD, and Juan C. Duchesne, MD
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    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.

    Impact Statement:

    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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