Which fluids need to be administered in the trauma patient? when? In trauma patients, fluid resuscitation aims at restoring circulating volume to prevent cardiac arrest due to severe hypovolemia, and at achieving a satisfying level of mean arterial pressure to ensure adequate tissue perfusion, limiting coagulation disorders. Lot of potential secondary adverse effects could be associated to fluid resuscitation, ie hemodilution, acidosis & coagulation disorders.
In this infographic, the concepts of permissive hypotension and remote damage control resuscitation RDCR, and some notes on on crystalloids, colloids & blood products.
graphics by Marta Velia Antonini @FOAMecmo
content based on the talk given by Sophie Hamada, ICU Hôpital Bicêtre University Paris Sud, Groupe Traumabase.EU during the Trauma & surgery session of the EDIC I Refresher Course at #LIVES2019 Congress