For years, EMS has used crystalloids and colloids for trauma resuscitation.1
With increasing evidence suggesting that the survival rate of severely injured patients increases when whole blood is used for trauma resuscitation,2-4 more EMS facilities are shifting to administering blood products.
Until now, it has been difficult for EMS services to carry and use whole blood, but the argument remains that whole blood is ideal for prehospital use. Whole blood is both superior to crystalloids and colloids and is easier to administer than components.1
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2 Nessen SC, Eastridge BJ, Cronk D, et al. Fresh whole blood use by forward surgical teams in Afghanistan is associated with improved survival compared to component therapy without platelets. Transfusion. 2013;53(Suppl 1):107S–113S.
3 Repine TB, Perkins JG, Kauvar DS, et al. The use of fresh whole blood in massive transfusion. J Trauma. 2006;60(6 Suppl):S59–S69.
4 Spinella PC, Perkins JG, Grathwohl KW, et al. Warm fresh whole blood is independently associated with improved survival for patients with combat-related traumatic injuries. J Trauma. 2009;66(4 Suppl):S69–S76.