Product Code: 24EL-428-2035
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Program Description: Pre-hospital transfusions occur when emergency personnel administer blood products to hemorrhaging patients in the field and/or in transit. There is growing evidence demonstrating a survival benefit with early transfusion, which is important since hemorrhage continues to be a major preventable cause of death in trauma patients. As the number of pre-hospital transfusion programs are increasing, Dr. Thomasson will review the potential obstacles to establishing a pre-transfusion program, discuss the current evidence regarding which blood products are optimal in the pre-transfusion setting, and discuss the role and responsibilities of the hospital blood bank in supporting these endeavors.