South Med J 2021 04;114(4):193-198
From the Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, the Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, Austin, and the Center for Translational Injury Research and the Department of Surgery, McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Houston.
Objectives: Scoring systems, such as the Assessment of Blood Consumption (ABC) Score, are used to identify patients at risk for massive transfusion (MT, ≥10 U red blood cells in 24 hours). Our aeromedical transport helicopter uses ultrasound to perform the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) examination. Our objective was to evaluate the ability of the Prehospital ABC (PhABC) Score to predict blood transfusions and the need for emergent laparotomy. Read More