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Title: Assessing the damage control resuscitation: development, drivers and direction
Authors: Quinn, David ;Frith, D.
Issue Date: Oct-2015
Source: Volume 27, Issue 5, pp. 485 - 487
Journal title: Emergency Medicine Australasia
Abstract: Damage control resuscitation (DCR) has become a more widely adopted acute management strategy over the past decade. A cornerstone of this strategy is the performance of an initial limited surgical intervention for the control of active bleeding and contamination. This technique is indicated where significant physiological compromise exists and immediate surgical intervention is required. This damage control surgery itself is completed judiciously to allow a period of resuscitative stabilisation before later definitive surgical solutions. This discussion describes the three further principles of DCR and then explores the rationale and drivers behind the development of this approach. Copyright © 2015 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine.
DOI: 10.1111/1742-6723.12456
ISSN: 1742-6723
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Surgery
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