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Massive Blood Transfusion - Lessons from the Military

2015 09 Nov

A new military trauma care protocol for managing haemorrhage and resuscitation may assist in saving both combat and civilian patients, according to a new study published in the AANA Journal. David Gaskin, CRNA, MHS, and co-authors write that although “haemorrhage is a less common cause of death than a central nervous system injury, it is the most common... Read more

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Golden Hour Policy Improves Combat Survival

2015 02 Oct

A mandate in 2009 that critically injured U.S. servicemen should receive definitive care within the so-called "golden hour" has improved survival rate of combat casualties in Afghanistan, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery. In 2009, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates mandated a standard of 60 minutes or less, from call to arrival at the... Read more

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2014 11 Nov

Professor Michael Reade, Australian Defence Force Professor of Military Medicine and Surgery, University of Queensland and ADF Joint Health Command, is a practising specialist intensive care physician and clinician scientist in the Australian Defence Force (ADF), seconded by Joint Health Command to the University of Queensland to lead a programme of... Read more