I wanted to have a permanent link to this excellent trauma update and review of recent litterature by David Anderson of Greater Sydney HEMS. If you watch this 30 minute talk and look up the references I’ve listed in this post for convenience, you’ll be well informed about the current state of trauma resuscitation. Click on post for references.

Permissive hypotension landmark article:
Immediate versus delayed fluid resuscitation for hypotensive patients with penetrating torso injuries, N Engl J Med. 1994.

Optimal ratio of RBC and Plasma?
Hemostatic effects of fresh frozen plasma may be maximal at red cell ratios of 1:2, J Trauma. 2011.

Two current updates on current trauma care (both are full text):
Critical care considerations in the management of the trauma patient following initial resuscitation, SJTREM, 2012.

Review article: update in trauma anesthesiology: perioperative resuscitation management, Anesth Analg. 2012.

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