J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2022 Jan 21. Epub 2022 Jan 21.
Department of Surgery, Alrijne Hospital, Leiderdorp, the Netherlands Trauma Research Unit, Department of Surgery, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio, JBSA-Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, USA San Antonio Military Medical Center, JBSA-Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, USA Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden Defense Healthcare Organization, Ministry of Defense, Utrecht, the Netherlands Department of Surgery, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands.
Background: Hemorrhage from truncal and junctional injuries is responsible for the vast majority of potentially survivable deaths in combat casualties, causing most of its fatalities in the prehospital arena. Optimizing the deployment of the advanced bleeding control modalities required for the management of these injuries is essential to improve the survival of severely injured casualties. This study aimed to establish consensus on the optimal use and implementation of advanced bleeding control modalities in combat casualty care. Read More