Prehospital fluid resuscitation for trauma: Current status

Dennis C. Gore

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This chapter discusses the controversial aspects of fluid administration in prehospital resuscitation of traumatic injuries; do fluids worsen blood loss and should they be minimized, or do fluids maintain circulatory perfusion and organ function while awaiting definitive care? Fluid composition is also discussed citing a growing literature condemning colloids and reviewing the use of hypertonic saline. Finally, parameter end point indexing adequacy of fluid resuscitation is addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-490
Number of pages8
JournalProblems in Anesthesia
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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