Fluid resuscitation: past, present, and the future.

  title={Fluid resuscitation: past, present, and the future.},
  author={Heena P. Santry and Hasan B Alam},
  volume={33 3},
Hemorrhage remains a major cause of preventable death following both civilian and military trauma. The goals of resuscitation in the face of hemorrhagic shock are restoring end-organ perfusion and maintaining tissue oxygenation while attempting definitive control of bleeding. However, if not performed properly, resuscitation can actually exacerbate cellular injury caused by hemorrhagic shock, and the type of fluid used for resuscitation plays an important role in this injury pattern. This… CONTINUE READING