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Frequency of Pre-hospital/Interfacility Red Blood Cell Transfusions

Frequency of Pre-hospital/Interfacility Red Blood Cell Transfusions

Transfusion of red blood cells is increasingly used by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as damage control resuscitation for trauma patients. The figures in this article describe the current use of pre-hospital transfusion of red blood cells (PHTRBC) during both primary transports from the scene and interfacility transports. For trauma patients, the overall transfusion rates range from 3.0% to 3.5% while transfusions occur in up to 30% of interfacility transports.

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Benefits of Early Plasma Transfusion

Benefits of Early Plasma Transfusion

Readily available, easy to store and transport, and can be administered quickly and safely Multiple US large center retrospective cohorts showed that 24–28% of severely injured trauma patients are found to be coagulopathic on admission. Coagulopathic patients have...

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The Official Launch of Power Pack+

The Official Launch of Power Pack+

The Official Launch of Power Pack+˚MEQU launches its new battery, Power Pack⁺, for the ˚M Warmer System on November 18, 2020. BLOOD/IV FLUID WARMING DEVICE USED BY HEMS AND MILITARY AROUND THE WORLD The ˚M Warmer System is a compact portable blood and IV fluid warming...

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Damage Control Resuscitation by Early Use of Blood Products

Damage Control Resuscitation by Early Use of Blood Products

Damage control resuscitation is a group of strategies which address the lethal triad of coagulopathy, acidosis, and hypothermia. Damage control resuscitation aims to limit blood loss and prevent coagulopathy by combining hypotensive resuscitation, early airway control, and early and balanced use of blood products and other hemostatic agents.

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Prehospital Emergency Care in Acute Trauma Conditions

Prehospital Emergency Care in Acute Trauma Conditions

All the life-threatening injuries should be recognized during primary assessment and the required treatment should be applied as soon as possible without any delay. Obtaining intravenous access and beginning fluid resuscitation along with applying oxygen from the first moments could be lifesaving measures.

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The Use of Drones in Military and Civil Emergency Medicine

The Use of Drones in Military and Civil Emergency Medicine

COPENHAGEN, Aug 18 Air transport is widely used in military and civil emergency medicine owing to the speed of action, lack of restrictions characteristic of ground vehicles, and the ability to reach distant, otherwise inaccessible places. However, air transport also...

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The Latest Developments In The Medical Equipment Sector

The Latest Developments In The Medical Equipment Sector

Find out what equipment air medical professionals need now and in the future to continue their life-saving work.Carrying blood products is an increasingly important area for ambulance operators carrying out critical care long-range transports. For long-range critical care missions, air ambulance companies that can carry blood are in a good position in the marketplace.

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MEQU Wishes You A Great Summer!

Dear °MEQU partners, distributors and clients The first half of 2020 has unfortunately been occupied by the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic aftermath in various business sectors all over the world and it is still ongoing. Despite this harsh time, summer has arrived...

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