Prehosp Emerg Care 2021 Feb 17:1-8. Epub 2021 Feb 17.
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (NM, FXG); Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (ARP, NLL); College of General Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (NC).
Patients presenting with a diagnosis of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) to community hospitals must be transported to tertiary care centers, where necessary resources are available. Unfortunately, guidelines for treatment of RAAA lack high-level evidence on the optimal resuscitation of RAAA patients during transport. We hypothesized that transfusion of packed red blood cells (PRBCs) during transport would not delay transport times in patients with RAAA. Read More