Blood, Blood Everywhere (Dr. Nathan Nielsen – May 12, 2017)

Pearls When approaching a major hemorrhage scenario, there are several considerations before even contemplating the use of blood products: IV access (including intraosseus lines) Source control (involving interventionists, including surgeons, early) Anti-coagulant antidotes/reversal agents The optimal transfusion “ratio” is not presently known, if there is one.  The 1:1:1 RBC/plasma/platelet ratio …

Emboli – Dr. Karin Halvorson – April 7, 2017

Title: Emboli Pearls – Venous Thromboembolism, Pulmonary embolism, and Emboli in Transit: Novel oral anticoagulants are preferred over Vitamin K Antagonists. If there is underlying cancer with embolism, Low Molecular Weight Heparin is preferred. Beware right heart failure hemodynamics The only true indication for an IVC filter is the inability to …