New guidance for administering hemorrhage prevention treatment

Posted by on August 16, 2016 2:01 am
Categories: health

Tranexamic acid (TXA) is currently being administered to injured patients by many prehospital air and ground systems, despite a lack of evidence supporting or refuting its efficacy in preventing hemorrhage. Several studies examining prehospital use of TXA are currently in progress, but until now there have been no guidelines for healthcare professionals administering TXA to patients. A new guidance document provides best practices for TXA administration by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) based on the best evidence currently available.

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