Hoe stop je levensbedreigend uitwendig bloedverlies?

Behandelopties in de prehospitale fase
Stand van zaken
08-05-2017
Leo M.G. Geeraedts jr., Tim W.H. Rijnhout, Stefan E. van Oostendorp, Georgios F. Giannakopoulos en Edward C.T.H. Tan

How can life-threatening external blood loss be stopped? Treatment options in the prehospital phase

  • 3,500 people die of injuries in the Netherlands every year; 40% of the deaths are attributable to bleeding.
  • Treatment of patients with life-threatening blood loss is part of the trauma care continuum: all the way from incident to hospital treatment.
  • This article presents an overview of all treatment options for stopping life-threatening external blood loss, divided in medical assistance phases. It also makes a distinction between different types of care providers, based on the presence or absence of their medical skills.

Conflict of interest and financial support: ICMJE forms provided by the authors are available online along with the full text of this article.