Resuscitation in trauma is aimed at the replacement of volume and attention to the correction of coagulopathy. After the primary survey, an assessment is formulated to help determine if there is ongoing blood loss, or if the haemorrhage has now ceased but the patient still requires volume replacement.
This may be achieved in various ways across each location due to the resources available, the process for blood acquisition and storage, blood product delivery and patient need. The use of blood to expand the circulating volume after a haemorrhage should be in conjunction with adjuncts to improve the coagulation deficit to avoid inadvertent dilution due to only red cell replacement.
Each kit is a collection of tools and resources to guide the effective delivery of a trauma education event. The kits are designed for use in any Queensland Health facility and can be modified by the facilitator to the needs of the learner, as well as the environment in which the education is being delivered.
Other resources and tools on the topic of haemostatic resuscitation.