Tag Archives: PCC

Trauma, “Answers”

1. When do you use tranexamic acid in trauma? Tranexamic acid (TXA) is a synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine. It was discovered in the 1950s and has traditionally been employed in surgery to minimize blood loss. TXA works … Continue reading

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Trauma, Questions

1.  When do you use tranexamic acid in trauma? 2.  When you can’t get peripheral access in a trauma patient, do you prefer subclavian, femoral, or IO? 3.  Which trauma patients do you give PCC to over FFP? 4.  In … Continue reading

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Intracranial Hemorrhage, “Answers”

1. What immediate steps in management do you take when a patient with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) exhibits signs of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP)? The immediate steps in the management of intracranial hypertension (ICP >20 mmHg for 5 minutes) in the … Continue reading

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