Catastrophic haemorrhage control – a brief report

BATT A, NOLAN M, CUMMINS F. Catastrophic Haemorrhage Control – a brief report. Med Emergency, MJEM 2016; 24:17-21.

 Key words: bleeding, haemorrhage, morbidity, mortality, United Arab Emirates
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Correspondent author: Alan BATT, MSc(c)

Clinical Services, National Ambulance LLC, Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Etihad Towers, Tower 3, Level 6, Abu Dhabi, UAE

abatt@prehospitalresearch.eu

Batt A, MSc(c), Nolan M, MSc, Cummins F, MD

Clinical Services, National Ambulance LLC, Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Category: Continuous education

Received: Sept. 24, 2015

Revised: Oct.16, 2015

Accepted: Nov. 11, 2015

There is no conflict of interest to declare

ABSTRACT

In the civilian setting, haemorrhage contributes to death during the prehospital period in 33-56% of cases, and accounts for almost 50% of deaths in the first 24 hours of trauma care. Outlined in this brief report are key steps to reducing the burden of mortality due to haemorrhage in the United Arab Emirates. The authors will review the current practices in haemorrhage control, from basic first aid treatments through to advanced invasive procedures, as well as taking a look to future developments.

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