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Traumatic cardiac arrest

Doc Holiday drydok at hotmail.com
Tue May 26 20:52:42 BST 2015

What he said!

Although a road ambulance can also carry (but less likely to get to such a case in time and not possible in many military scenarios.

And you also need a skilled team, with personnel who are experienced in getting non-US-guided subclavian (or other) access quickly, with a decent rapid infuser.

And there are other (non-transfusion) bits to the puzzle - the now familiar tourniquets and novel haemostatic substances, to arrest the bleeding, or even retrograde balloon occlusion via the femoral vessels. To make sure the patient does not bleed out once he's been filled up...

We're living in the future... ;-)

> Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 19:10:15 +0100
> Subject: Re: Traumatic cardiac arrest
> From: tom at tomriley.co.uk
> To: trauma-list at trauma.org
> No but a fair proportion of prehosptial teams usually doctor and paramedic
> often helicopter based (although many also use cars) do.


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