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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Massive Transfusion

CanadiEM
CanadiEM MVP Infographic Series - By Lauren Beals - July 5, 2019
Transfusion of Plasma, Platelets, and Red Blood Cells in a 1:1:1 vs a 1:1:2 Ratio: The PROPPR Randomized Clinical Trial​
"20-40% of trauma deaths after hospital admission involve massive hemorrhage, a devastating outcome potentially avoided with good rapid hemorrhage control. Rapid hemorrhage control is best achieved by the timely delivery of plasma, platelets, and packed red blood cells in a balanced ratio, to replace ongoing losses without encouraging coagulopathy. This is most often seen in the context of a massive transfusion protocol activation. 
For a quick refresher on MTP check out Blood and Clots here..."