Plasma and plasma products in the treatment of massive haemorrhage.


Massive haemorrhage requires the use of plasma products when it is accompanied by a coagulopathy or when the more than one blood volume has been lost and intractable bleeding continues. The coagulopathy results from haemorrhagic shock, hypothermia, and activation, consumption and dilution of coagulation factors. Plasma products have a critical role in… (More)