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This is the second episode of SCCM’s Current Concepts Series, in which authors unveil exclusive insights into the 2024 Current Concepts Course. Diane C. McLaughlin, DNP, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, FCCM, is joined by Nasim Motayar, MD, to discuss updates in hemostatic resuscitation for traumatic and nontraumatic hemorrhage.
Michael Cheatham, MD, FCCM, director of the surgical intensive care units at Orlando Regional Trauma Center in Florida, discusses his latest paper titled, “Is the Evolving Management of Intra-Abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Improving Survival,” published in the February 2010 issue of Critical Care Medicine.
This Concise Critical Appraisal offers a deep dive into the HALT-IT trial, which investigated whether early use of tranexamic acid to treat acute severe gastrointestinal bleeds would reduce overall mortality while limiting the burden of thromboembolic events.