Role of a Hybrid Room in Damage Control Surgery
Time to hemorrhage control is the key performance indicator of a trauma system. Open and percutaneous techniques represent complementary therapeutic modalities that may both be necessary in achieving expedient hemorrhage control. In most trauma facilities, the operating theater and angiography suite are separate rooms, not infrequently located on different floors or buildings. Transfer between these locations increases time to hemorrhage control and the chances of a patient succumbing to physiological exhaustion. By unifying an operating theater and angiography suite, hybrid rooms offer the potential to minimize time to hemorrhage control through nullifying the dilemma of deciding the optimal location to best manage a patient’s ongoing bleeding.
KeywordsHybrid suite Hybrid room RAPTOR Hemorrhage control Damage control surgery Damage control resuscitation
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