Managing the surge in demand for blood following mass casualty events: Early automatic restocking may preserve red cell supply.

@article{Glasgow2016ManagingTS,
  title={Managing the surge in demand for blood following mass casualty events: Early automatic restocking may preserve red cell supply.},
  author={Simon M. Glasgow and Christos Vasilakis and Zane Perkins and Susan I. Brundage and Nigel Tai and Karim Brohi},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={50-7}
}
BACKGROUND Traumatic hemorrhage is a leading preventable cause of mortality following mass casualty events (MCEs). Improving outcomes requires adequate in-hospital provision of high-volume red blood cell (RBC) transfusions. This study investigated strategies for optimizing RBC provision to casualties in MCEs using simulation modeling. METHODS A computerized simulation model of a UK major trauma center (TC) transfusion system was developed. The model used input data from past MCEs and civilian… CONTINUE READING