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Whole Blood – A Lifesaving Therapy

Whole Blood – A Lifesaving Therapy

Craig Manifold

Current trauma resuscitation strategies are renewing the interest in whole blood. We will review the history of whole blood administration, current treatment for hemorrhagic shock, address the myths associated with giving cold stored low titer O+ blood, and most importantly review the logistics of implementing a whole blood program in your agency and region.

Learner Objectives:

1. Review historical use of whole blood in the civilian and battlefield environments

2. Discuss hemorrhagic shock therapies used in the prehospital setting

3. Identify current LTOWB transfusion strategies

4. Highlight logistics issues when implementing whole blood therapy in your trauma system

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Saturday
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Craig Manifold

Whole Blood: A lifesaving therapy.

Current trauma resuscitation strategies are renewing the interest in whole blood. We will review the history of whole blood administration, current treatment for hemorrhagic shock, address the myths associated with giving cold stored low titer O+ blood, and most importantly review the logistics of implementing a whole blood program in your agency and region.

Learner Objectives:

Review historical use of whole blood in the civilian and battlefield environments

Discuss hemorrhagic shock therapies used in the prehospital setting

Identify current LTOWB transfusion strategies

Highlight logistics issues when implementing whole blood therapy in your trauma system