Massive transfusion and massive transfusion protocol

  • Patil V
  • Shetmahajan M
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Abstract

Haemorrhage remains a major cause of potentially preventable deaths. Rapid transfusion of large volumes of blood products is required in patients with haemorrhagic shock which may lead to a unique set of complications. Recently, protocol based management of these patients using massive transfusion protocol have shown improved outcomes. This section discusses in detail both management and complications of massive blood transfusion.

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  • Blood loss management
  • Massive blood transfusion
  • Massive transfusion protocol

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Authors

  • Vijaya Patil

  • Madhavi Shetmahajan

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