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Should ambulances carry plasma?

Plasma-first resuscitation to treat haemorrhagic shock during emergency ground transportation in an urban area: a randomised trial
Hunter B Moore, Ernest E Moore, Michael P Chapman, Kevin McVaney, Gary Bryskiewicz, Robert Blechar, Theresa Chin, Clay Cothren Burlew, Fredric Pieracci, F Bernadette West, Courtney D Fleming, Arsen Ghasabyan, James Chandler, Christopher C Silliman, Anirban Banerjee, Angela Sauaia

Plasma is integral to haemostatic resuscitation, but the timing of administration is controversial. This month we will discuss a study that investigated the use of prehospital plasma during rapid ground rescue of patients with haemorrhagic shock before arrival at an urban level 1 trauma center.  
The pragmatic and randomised trial took place from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2017 at the Denver Health Medical Center. Paramedics assessed patients in haemorrhagic shock for eligibility at the scene of the injury and eligible patients were randomly assigned to receive plasma or normal saline.
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