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Several recent studies have investigated the role of prehospital transfusions for injured patients with different main findings. This session will introduce the audience to the concept of prehospital transfusions, and describe what happens at the scene of an accident when a transfusion is being considered. Then, the recent THOR-AABB recommendations for prehospital transfusion practice will be discussed, as well as a deep dive into the prehospital transfusion literature (it’s not what meets the eye!). The traditional concerns about transfusing RhD-positive units to trauma patients of unknown RhD type will be described using the most recent literature, and a novel use of low titer group O whole blood as a patient blood management tool will be described.
Agenda: • 8:30-9:00 - What’s It Like to Be a First Responder at an Accident Scene – CJ Winkler, UT Health San Antonio
• 9:00-9:30 - What Does the Latest Evidence Tell Us About Prehospital Transfusion? - Mark Yazer, University of Pittsburgh
• 9:30-10:00 - Roundtable Discussions and Q&A with THOR-AABB Advisory Board Members
• 10:00-10:30 - Review of the THOR-AABB Prehospital Resuscitation Guidelines - Donald Jenkins University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
• 10:30-11:00 - How to Assess the Risks and Benefits for New Therapies in Transfusion Medicine– Darrell Triulzi, University of Pittsburgh
• 11:00-11:30 - What are the Risks and Benefits of Transfusing RhD+ RBCs or Low Titer Group O Whole Blood - Nancy Dunbar, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
• 11:30-12:00 - Low Titer Group O Whole Blood as Patient Blood Management Tool - Philip Spinella, University of Pittsburgh
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