Antifibrinolytics in a Rural Trauma State: Assessing the Opportunities
Retrospective review evaluating the use of tranexamic acid (TXA) at a level 1 trauma center located in a rural area as a treatment to improve mortality and prevent hemorrhagic death in trauma patients. Documents the number of rural trauma patients who met the criteria for receiving TXA treatment, and determines if patients experiencing longer transport times and/or transfers from other hospitals such as Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) would be regarded as ineligible for effective TXA treatment.
James M Bardes, Amanda Palmer, Jorge Con, Alison Wilson, Gregory Schaefer
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2(1)
Critical Access Hospitals · Emergency medical services · Injuries · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · West Virginia