10 Reasons Why Your Agency Needs To Carry Whole Blood

Medicine has improved a lot, especially pre-hospital. However, hemorrhagic shock still accounts for about 40% of preventable deaths due to trauma each year [1]. Much of our current knowledge of how to treat hemorrhagic shock was gained by the past twenty years of the War on Terror. We have learned that addressing massive hemorrhage actually […]

“The patient survived a non-survivable gunshot wound to the chest!”

How often does a company have the opportunity to contribute to an ‘impossible’ recovery of a patient? We, therefore, felt privileged when we got the following testimonial from Wren Nealy, CEO of Cypress Creek EMS (CCEMS) in Spring Texas: “We are having amazing success and save cases this past year [2020].  Just last week we infused a […]

Comparing the performance of blood warmers against the “ideal parameters”, as defined by TCCC

Users of equipment are always anxious to objectively compare available solutions based on an “ideal list” of parameters, prior to making a purchasing decision. When it comes to blood/fluid warmers, deriving such a list is nothing but trivial since the requirements vary considerably between settings. In its recent TCCC Guidelines for Management of Hypothermia in […]

Prehospital Transfusion of Low-Titer O + Whole Blood for Severe Maternal Hemorrhage: A Case Report

Access full study in PubMed Ryan Newberry, C J Winckler, Ryan Luellwitz, Leslie Greebon, Elly Xenakis, William Bullock, Michael Stringfellow, Julian Mapp PMID: 31550184 DOI: 10.1080/10903127.2019.1671562 Abstract Introduction: Beginning in 2017, multiple stakeholders within the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma collaborated to incorporate cold-stored low-titer O RhD-positive whole blood (LTO + WB) into all phases of their trauma system, including the prehospital phase of […]

3 takeaways from the recent TCCC guidelines for the management of hypothermia in tactical combat casualty care

The recent TCCC guidelines TCCC guidelines for the management of hypothermia in tactical combat casualty care conclude that the use of IV fluid/blood-warming devices is an essential component for managing hypothermia caused by either penetrating, blunt, or burn trauma and should deliver consistent output temperatures at 38° (100°F) but no higher than 42°C (108°F) at a flow […]

Warrior superiority recognized in TCCC Guidelines for Management of Hypothermia in Tactical Combat Casualty Care

PLANO, September. 25, 2020 – QinFlow, the manufacturer of the Warrior, a modular blood and IV fluid warming solution for the entire continuum of emergency care, is proud to announce that its Warrior solution was acknowledged again for its superior performance in comparison to other battery-powered blood warmers in the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Guidelines […]

Accident Survivor, Military Family Finally Able to Donate Blood

BY BRYAN BOES SAN ANTONIOPUBLISHED 6:16 AM CT JUL. 06, 2020FULL ARTICLE Spectrum News SAN ANTONIO –  A recent decision by the Food and Drug Administration might help with recent blood shortage caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. This might be especially helpful in San Antonio, where some military members and their families who had been stationed in Europe can now give […]

FDA Updates to Bring in New Blood Donors Starting July 1 at South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

FULL ARTICLE South Texas Blood & Tissue Center June 30, 2020 at 5:04 pm CDT By Johnnie Walker San Antonio — Agency removes longtime blood donation deferral for military deployed to Europe WHAT: Military veterans and their family members will be making their first blood donations at the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Donor Pavilion after […]

Resident Eagle: Whole Blood in the Rural EMS Environment

EMS World Issue: July 2020 Casey Ebrom, EMT-P, FP-C; Craig Manifold, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, FAEMS; and Randi Schaefer, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CEN FULL ARTICLE Related Content Blood on Demand: Designing an EMS Massive Transfusion Program Prehospital Transfusions: A Cold-Blooded Approach Blood Transfusion During HEMS Transport Resident Eagle is a monthly column profiling the work of top […]

From battlefront to homefront: creation of a civilian walking blood bank

Published by STRAC Supplement Article, Online Library FULL ARTICLE Maxwell A. Braverman, Alison Smith, Charles Patrick Shahan, Benjamin Axtman, Eric Epley, Scott Hitchman, Elizabeth Waltman, Christopher Winckler, Susannah E. Nicholson, Brian J. Eastridge, Ronald M. Stewart, and Donald H. Jenkins Hemorrhagic shock remains the leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield, despite major advances […]