Catastrophic haemorrhage and emergency care
Stephen Marcus Staff nurse and sergeant in the Royal Air Force and has been seconded to Bristol Royal Infirmary, part of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Emergency care at the University of the West of England, Bristol
Stephen Marcus reports on a new model of basic life support and on recently developed haemostatic agents that can be used in pre-hospital settings
Trauma is the second leading cause of death in civilian settings and the first in military settings(Pusateri et al 2006). In 2000, an estimated five million people worldwide died as a result of traumatic injury, which equates to a mortality rate of 83 per 100,000 of the population (Kauvar and Wade 2005).
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