Perioperative bleeding: an anaesthetic perspective

Nesbitt, Ian
May 2009
Clinical Risk;May2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p96
Academic Journal
The article focuses on various pre- and perioperative factors that can help in managing massive blood loss. Functional healthcare systems and improved surgical techniques can together help in reducing blood loss. According to serious hazards of transfusion (SHOT) reports, though transfusion involves high risks, it is the most widely used technique to combat blood loss. Other techniques include cell salvage, use of aprotinin and warfarin as well as careful assessment, planning and management.


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