Permissive Hypotension for Trauma Below the Neck

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Permissive hypotension is the intentional under-resuscitation of a patient, where the goal is to maintain a blood pressure that is adequate, but in the lower than normal range. This is achieved by restricting the amount of fluid administered while the patient is still actively bleeding.

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Researchers have found that early, high-dose fluid resuscitation may cause trauma patients experiencing severe haemorrhage to suffer adverse effects such as dilutional coagulopathy or acceleration of the haemorrhage. Permissive hypotension, also known as hypotensive resuscitation or low-volume resuscitation, is a controversial and uncommon method of fluid resuscitation that may result in more desirable patient outcomes.


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Excellent learning study.
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05 Nov 2023
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MIkka Jelinek
21 Oct 2020
Brilliant refresher for those that work in emergency healthcare.
Paul Strong
27 Oct 2020
Very relevant information to frontline paramedics as this is a critical emergency not seen every day. To allow controlled hypotension needs close observation to vital signs.
Zane Omega
23 Oct 2023
A good read. It was short and concise. Practical.
Evan Baker
11 Nov 2021
The article was short and straight to the point. Relevant and referenced, I have complete confidence in what I was reading.
Patricia Greenaway
03 Nov 2020
It is great to know alternatives in trauma and emergencies to be aware of what can occur in different scenarios of fluids and trauma.
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25 Oct 2023
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15 Nov 2023
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