Research Paper Title Viscoelastic Testing in Combat Resuscitation: Is It Time for a New Standard? Background Traumatic haemorrhage and coagulopathy represent major sources of morbidity and mortality on the modern battlefield. Viscoelastic testing (VET) offers a potentially more personalised approach to resuscitation. The researchers sought to evaluate outcomes of combat trauma patients who received VET-guided… Read More
Research Paper Title Lifeline for the front lines: blood products to support the warfighter. Background Haemorrhage is the leading cause of death on the battlefield. Damage control resuscitation guidelines in the US military recommend whole blood as the preferred resuscitation product. The Armed Services Blood Programme (ASBP) has initiated low-titer group O whole blood (LTOWB)… Read More
“In the end the answer is peace and the only difference from now and then is the blood on the ground.” Palestinian Peacemaker
Enlisting in the military is never an easy thing to do, and the screening process is quite difficult. The endurance that you need for you to stay in the military will not make the endeavour a walk in the park either. While training is physically strenuous, this is only to prepare you for the even… Read More
Research Paper Title Tactical Damage Control Resuscitation. Abstract Recently the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care changed the guidelines on fluid use in haemorrhagic shock. The current strategy for treating haemorrhagic shock is based on early use of components: Packed Red Blood Cells (PRBCs); Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP); and Platelets in a 1:1:1 ratio. The… Read More
“A pint of sweat will a gallon of blood.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II. His strict discipline, toughness, and self-sacrifice elicited exceptional pride within his ranks,… Read More
Which is the most accurate statement? Adults generally have 2-4 litres of blood. Adults generally have 3-5 litres of blood. Adults generally have 4-6 litres of blood. Adults generally have 5-7 litres of blood.