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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2007 Aug;25(3):623-42, vii.

Identification and resuscitation of the trauma patient in shock.

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  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, One Deaconess Road, West Campus Clinical Center, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA.


This article focuses on rapid diagnosis and treatment of the patient suffering from trauma-related shock, including early identification of patients at risk for occult hypoperfusion. Resuscitation strategies (delayed resuscitation, damage control resuscitation), end points of resuscitation, and the role of blood products and pro-coagulants for resuscitation are discussed.

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