From Donor to Patient in 20 Minutes

Cassella, David; Appenzeller, George; Stich, John
April 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2009, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p27
Academic Journal
The article presents information on emergency resuscitation with whole blood during Operation Iraqi Freedom. It discusses the development of the forward surgical team (FST). It is inferred that hemorrhage is the leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality on the modern battlefield. It explains the responsibilities, capabilities and staffing of forward surgical team organization. It also discusses the establishment of a walking blood bank.


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