There are several guidelines that cover best practices for warming fluids for transfusions. Here, you can learn more about three of well-recognized ones in the fields of medical care and trauma care.
The Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guideline
The Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guideline is a set of guidelines for providing medical care to injured military personnel in combat conditions. TCCC places a strong emphasis on controlling life-threatening hemorrhage and rapid assessment and treatment to optimize survival in combat casualties. The guidelines are published by The Joint Trauma System (JTS) under the Department of Defense in the United States and are updated regularly to reflect the latest best practices in pre-hospital care.
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) is a comprehensive, global program that teaches healthcare providers how to assess and manage the critically injured patient. ATLS is designed for use in the pre-hospital and early hospital setting, and is widely used in the military and civilian settings worldwide. The ATLS program focuses on the rapid assessment and stabilization of the injured patient, with an emphasis on life-threatening injuries and prioritizing treatment.
The NICE Guideline
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for the assessment and management of various health conditions in the United Kingdom. The NICE guidelines are regularly updated to ensure they reflect the latest best practices in medical care and are widely used by healthcare professionals to inform their clinical decision making.
The ˚M Warmer System
The ˚M Warmer is a portable blood and IV fluid warming device optimal for both prehospital and hospital use as it is small, simple to use and has extremely efficient warming capabilities (150 ml/min).