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Evidence for 1:1:1 Transfusion Support and Importance of a Hemorrhage Protocol

  • Mark Fung
  • Sarah Harm
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Abstract

A massive transfusion protocol or hemorrhage protocol is a protocol which defines a standard set of RBC, plasma, and platelet units to be issued and transfused to a massively bleeding patient. The advantage of a protocol is that it provides an automatic process for getting blood products to patients as fast as possible, with the need for only brief, concise, and clear communication between clinicians and the blood bank.

Keywords

Massive transfusion protocol Obstetrical hemorrhage protocol Consensus bundle on obstetric hemorrhage 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineRobert Larner, MD College of Medicine at University of VermontBurlingtonUSA

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