Massive Blood Loss in Adults v4
At Trust guideline to facilitate a multidisciplinary approach for the management of acute blood loss where immediate transfusion is required by employing a simple step by step flow chart. It is intended that the guideline is used alongside existing Trust policies for the checking and administration of blood and blood products.
Please note there are separate guidelines/protocol for Children
Please note there are separate guidelines/protocol for Obstetric patients
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
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