Letters Early fluid resuscitation in severe trauma

Recommendations run contrary to current teaching

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7211 (Published 30 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7211
  1. Jai Chitnavis, honorary consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon
  1. 1Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK
  1. jaichitnavis{at}hotmail.com

In support of hypovolaemic resuscitation of trauma patients, the authors cite National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance stipulating that “no fluid be administered in the prehospital resuscitation phase if …

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