Sep 24, 2018
It has become a staple in HEMS to carry and deliver blood
products to trauma patients who need them. Some agencies will carry
plasma, packed red blood cells, and platelets. The majority will
only carry packed red blood cells (PRBC's). From the curb this
makes sense. If a patient is losing blood, we should replace it.
However there is heterogeneous views on when this should be done