Catastrophic Haemorrhage

In the flow of the Primary survey, Catastrophic haemorrhage is the first clinical assessment and treatment that a clinician should look for. Catastrophic haemorrhage will quickly exsanguinate the patient of blood. When blood has left the body, it cannot typically be replaced easily in the pre-hospital environment. Here we’ll explore the physiology of catastrophic haemorrhage and what actions are needed.

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