Haemorrhage Control

Haemorrhage Control: Principles and Cognitive Aid

Don’t Let Your Patient Bleed to Death!

Cliff Reid is back at it this time taking us through the principles of haemorrhage control and his nifty easy to follow cognitive aid to guide us through treating the most challenging of bleeding cases.

PART 1: Learn about a step wise approach to haemorrhage control in resuscitation and the first page of Cliff’s cognitive aid.

PART 2: Review specific measures in severe bleeding. From the head and neck causes, trauma management, medical bleeding and finishes off with guiding us through obstetric and paediatric bleeding management.


Here Cliff outlines a step wise approach to guide haemorrhage control in resuscitation focusing on the following 5 principles:

  1. Turning of the Tap
  2. Getting Vascular access and Bloods
  3. Haemostatic Resuscitation
  4. Reversing Anticoagulation
  5. Optimising Clotting
Watch the video
Haemorrhage Control Part 1 Cliff Reid

Page 1 of the Cognitive Aid proforma
Haemorrhage Control PART 1

I can attest to the cognitive aid effectiveness. We recently were presented with an unstable massive post tonsillectomy bleeder that were struggling to get under control. We pulled out the cognitive aid…and it promoted us to apply tranexamic acid to the adrenaline soaked gauze…and bleeding rapidly settled down.

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