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Massive Transfusion

This module written by Tuan Le, MD, 9/2011


Trauma patients who exsanguinate and require massive transfusion support represent only 1-3% of annual emergency department admissions, but those patients can potentially use up a hospital blood bank's entire inventory very quickly.

This module will cover the basics of massive transfusion, including research being done on differing approaches (including the recently popularized "1:1:1" approach), and will also discuss laboratory methods and current research.

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