The role of pre-hospital blood gas analysis in trauma resuscitation

  title={The role of pre-hospital blood gas analysis in trauma resuscitation},
  author={Milla Jousi and Janne Reitala and Vesa Lund and Ari J. Katila and Ari Kalevi Lepp{\"a}niemi},
  booktitle={World journal of emergency surgery : WJES},
BACKGROUND To assess, whether arterial blood gas measurements during trauma patient's pre-hospital shock resuscitation yield useful information on haemodynamic response to fluid resuscitation by comparing haemodynamic and blood gas variables in patients undergoing two different fluid resuscitation regimens. METHODS In a prospective randomised study of 37 trauma patients at risk for severe hypovolaemia, arterial blood gas values were analyzed at the accident site and on admission to hospital… CONTINUE READING


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