Critical haemorrhage 1-year site survey
Te Tāhū Hauora continues to monitor and assist with implementation of the national best-practice critical bleeding bundle of care. Te Tāhū Hauora surveyed all trauma-receiving hospitals across Aotearoa New Zealand 12 months after the publication of the national guidance and found that:
- 54 percent of respondents had a formalised activation protocol for critical haemorrhage in place at their hospital
- another two sites (13 percent) were in the final stages of implementation
- the remaining sites (33 percent) were in the working group phase, with the intention of implementing a formal protocol.
For a full summary of the 1-year site survey, including site-specific initiatives to adapt the national guidance to local infrastructure and services, click here.
Critical haemorrhage 2-year site survey
Te Tāhū Hauora also surveyed trauma hospitals 24 months after publication of the national guidance and found that:
- 79 percent (15 sites) had a formalised activation protocol for critical haemorrhage in place, up from 54 percent at 1 year
- a further two sites were working with their trauma committees and blood banks to finalise and implement a protocol within their local system.
For a full summary of the 2-year site survey, click here.