Prehospital Control of Traumatic External Hemorrhage : Literature Review & Evidence Analysis of Tourniquets & Hemostatic Dressings Hardback
Edited by Carlton S. Victors
The majority of all road trauma deaths occur either at the scene of injury or in the pre-hospital setting.
The World Health Organization has identified uncontrolled bleeding to be the leading cause of preventable traumatic death.
Emergency Medical Services systems play a key role in helping to reduce motor vehicle-related fatalities by providing medical care at the crash scene and by quickly transporting injured patients to the most appropriate level of trauma care.
This book's purpose is to present a systematic review and assessment of the biomedical and clinical literature describing pre-hospital treatment of external haemorrhage caused by traumatic injury.
The primary focus of the book is the efficacy of pre-hospital application of tourniquets and hemostatic dressings to control traumatic external haemorrhage.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 163 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 01/12/2014
- Category: Intensive care medicine
- ISBN: 9781634630658