Massive Transfusion

Massive Transfusion

Shiu-Ki Rocky Hui

Lisa Hensch

Jun Teruya


Physical Examination

  • The physical signs and symptoms for hemorrhagic shock mirror those seen in other clinical settings and may include:

    • Anxiety

    • Blue lips and fingernails

    • Low to no urine output

    • Profuse sweating

    • Dizziness

    • Confusion or loss of consciousness

    • Chest pain

    • Tachycardia

    • Hypotension

    • Tachypnea

    • Fetal instability

  • Although visual estimation of blood loss has been used in the setting of obstetric hemorrhage, this method of hemorrhage assessment is subjective and can be extremely variable. Blood loss in the setting of massive hemorrhage can be underestimated despite the implementation of visual tools designed to assist in blood loss estimates. Whenever possible, quantitative measurements of blood loss should be performed (8).

Sep 9, 2022 | Posted by in OBSTETRICS | Comments Off on Massive Transfusion
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