Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

: 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 103--108

Transfusion protocol in trauma

Paramjit Kaur1, Sabita Basu2, Gagandeep Kaur2, Ravneet Kaur2 
1 Blood Bank, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, India
2 Department of Transfusion Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India

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Paramjit Kaur
Blood Bank, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot

Blood and blood components are considered drugs because they are used in the treatment of diseases. As with any drug, adverse effects may occur, necessitating careful consideration of therapy. Like any other therapeutic decision, the need for transfusion should be considered on the basis of risks and benefits and alternative treatments available to avoid over- and under-transfusion. This review is focused on the blood transfusion protocol in trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock. Besides, issues related to emergency and massive transfusion have also been elaborated. We conducted a comprehensive MEDLINE search and reviewed the relevant literature, with particular reference to emergency medical care in trauma.

How to cite this article:
Kaur P, Basu S, Kaur G, Kaur R. Transfusion protocol in trauma.J Emerg Trauma Shock 2011;4:103-108

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Kaur P, Basu S, Kaur G, Kaur R. Transfusion protocol in trauma. J Emerg Trauma Shock [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Sep 24 ];4:103-108
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