Use of blood transfusions by helicopter emergency medical services : is it safe ?
All injured patients given prehospital blood transfusions by flight nurses of the « Lifeflight » Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) pro gramme based at Emanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon, USA, between1985 and 1991 were included in the study.
Of the 112 patients, there were no documented adverse reactions directly related to the administration of 0-negative packed red cells, although one patient suffered transient shortness of breath.
It is a safe and practical prehospital procedure.
Further studies are required to assess the advantages over other fluids.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Réanimation, Traitement, Homme, Urgence, Transfusion, Hélicoptère
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Resuscitation, Treatment, Human, Emergency, Transfusion, Helicopter
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0680079
Code Inist : 002B27B16A. Création : 199406.