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CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Massive Transfusion Protocol

Reviewed and revised 10 March 2014 OVERVIEW Massive transfusion is defined as replacement of >1 blood volume in 24 hours, or >50% of blood volume in 4 hours (adult blood volume is approximately 70 mL/kg), or in children:  transfusion of…

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Trauma! Massive Transfusion

Recognising haemorrhagic shock and finding the bleeding source is one thing, but how should you resuscitate a bleeding trauma patient? The Q&A post provides an overview of massive transfusion as part of damage control resuscitation of major trauma victims.