Review of fluid resuscitation and massive transfusion protocols from a military perspective

Narendranathan, Thileepan, Royse, Alistair and Reade, Michael C. (2011) Review of fluid resuscitation and massive transfusion protocols from a military perspective. ADF Health, 12 1: 15-22.

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Author Narendranathan, Thileepan
Royse, Alistair
Reade, Michael C.
Title Review of fluid resuscitation and massive transfusion protocols from a military perspective
Journal name ADF Health
ISSN 1443-1033
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Volume 12
Issue 1
Start page 15
End page 22
Total pages 8
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The approach to resuscitation of wounded patients with major haemorrhage has changed dramatically in the last ten years, in part due to recent military experience. The United States military has formulated ‘Tactical Combat Casualty Care’ guidelines for pre- and early- hospital management, adapting clinical evidence to the military environment. With the exception of fluid management advice, these guidelines are equally applicable to the Australian Defence Force. Emphasis on rapid control of bleeding, with surgery forming part of resuscitation rather than an activity that follows attempts at stabilisation, while sound, challenges traditional clinical and organisational teaching. However, the indications, type, route of administration and endpoints of fluid resuscitation, particularly in the early hospital period, warrant further examination. This review of available evidence makes recommendations in these areas as a stimulus for debate, and ultimately policy development, within the Australian Defence Force.
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