9 Dec 2020 | National Trauma Network
This document is a practical guide for clinical staff to use to inform their care of critically haemorrhaging trauma patients.
It is also intended to inform clinical governance discussions. Ideally, if existing processes and approaches do not match this guidance, the latter will be used to inform a change process that adjusts pathways so critically haemorrhaging trauma patients receive the best and most timely care possible (within the constraints of the local context, capacity and capability).
It is the key deliverable from the critical haemorrhage project, which is a partnership between the National Trauma Network, the Accident Compensation Corporation, the Health Quality & Safety Commission, the New Zealand Blood Service, the Australian and New Zealand Massive Transfusion Registry, ambulance services and district health boards, specifically emergency departments, perioperative teams and intensive care units.
The development of this guide has been informed by two expert reference groups, to whom the Commission and Network are very grateful for their time and expertise.
Our earlier publication, Improving trauma care for critically bleeding patients: A history, evidence summary and proposed quality improvement approach, provides the background and evidence for the development of this document.
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