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An upshot of war - damage control resuscitation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20869663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Management of battlefield casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan has seen considerable development in damage control resuscitation, which aims to address the risk of haemorrhage, initially due to mechanical damage; and thereafter due to the development of life-threatening coagulopathy. Damage control resuscitation combines a variety of techniques, such as the use of the combat application tourniquet and novel haemostatics, through to ground-breaking developments in transfusion protocols. These practical aspects of the doctrine are combined with an ethos which sees consultant-led care implemented from as close to the point of wounding as is possible. Meticulous trauma audit is included in this process and has allowed for rapid translation of knowledge into practice. The main elements of this doctrine are described.
Rachel Byers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-04-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  International emergency nursing     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1878-013X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Emerg Nurs     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  2011-01-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101472191     Medline TA:  Int Emerg Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-5     Citation Subset:  N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Military of Defence Hospital Unit Northallerton, Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 1JG, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Abbreviations as Topic
Acidosis / etiology,  prevention & control
Afghan Campaign 2001-
Blood Coagulation Disorders / etiology,  prevention & control
Emergency Medicine / methods
Emergency Nursing
Emergency Treatment / methods*,  nursing
Hemorrhage / etiology,  prevention & control
Hemostatics / therapeutic use
Hypothermia / etiology,  prevention & control
Iraq War, 2003 -
Military Medicine / methods*
Nurse's Role
Resuscitation / methods*
Traumatology / methods
Wounds and Injuries / complications,  therapy*
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