Review article: Shock Index for prediction of critical bleeding post‐trauma: A systematic review

  title={Review article: Shock Index for prediction of critical bleeding post‐trauma: A systematic review},
  author={A. Olaussen and T. Blackburn and B. Mitra and M. Fitzgerald},
  journal={Emergency Medicine Australasia},
  • A. Olaussen, T. Blackburn, +1 author M. Fitzgerald
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Australasia
  • Early diagnosis of haemorrhagic shock (HS) might be difficult because of compensatory mechanisms. Clinical scoring systems aimed at predicting transfusion needs might assist in early identification of patients with HS. The Shock Index (SI) – defined as heart rate divided by systolic BP – has been proposed as a simple tool to identify patients with HS. This systematic review discusses the SI's utility post‐trauma in predicting critical bleeding (CB). We searched the databases MEDLINE, Embase… CONTINUE READING
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