J Emerg Med 2017 Feb 17. Epub 2017 Feb 17.
Advanced Medical Emergency Department and Critical Care Center, Japan Red Cross Maebashi Hospital, Maebashi, Japan.
: In trauma resuscitation with resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA), urgent and accurate placement of the catheter in the resuscitation area without fluoroscopy can shorten the time from admission to REBOA, allowing rapid, temporary control of bleeding.Discussion
: The experience-based protocol in our center for ultrasound-guided REBOA in the resuscitation area without fluoroscopy is as follows: the femoral artery is punctured and a guidewire inserted; sonography is used to verify that the guidewire is in the abdominal aorta; the position of the balloon is confirmed with ultrasound after estimating the distance to the clavicle, and the pressure in the radial artery and sheath is used to monitor correct positioning; connect the pressure transducer to the catheter sheath for continuous monitoring of the blood pressure in the sheath, and inflate the balloon until the blood pressure tracing at the sheath has disappeared; check the pulse in the left radial artery, and withdraw the catheter slightly if the pulse in the radial artery is not palpable or is decreased (if this pulse is not palpable or decreased, the balloon is in the aortic arch). In this retrospective review of our REBOA protocol, between April 2012 and March 2016, 34 patients were enrolled. Read More