THOR-AABB Working Group

Transfusions play a key role in preventing deaths in traumatic shock and in other massively bleeding patients. The challenges and benefits of providing optimal transfusion support during the resuscitation of these patient are less well characterized than in stable patients. This workshop, organized by members of AABB and the THOR Network, will highlight use of current and next-generation interventions to improve transfusion support in these settings, and will address practical considerations in the implementation of better care strategies.

The THOR-AABB Working Group is having a one day symposium on hemorrhagic shock resuscitation.

THOR-AABB Working Group

  • Oct 6
  • 0800-1710
  • San Diego, California

Please note that registration for this this workgroup required and is done as part of your AABB meeting registration.

AGENDA OVERVIEW

SESSION 1: THE GAP

Epidemiology of preventable deaths and hemorrhagic shock including NASEM report, prehospital blood benefits and RDCR/DCR concepts.
Philip C. Spinella, MD FCCM

Pathophysiology of blood failure (Oxygen debt and hemostatic dysfunction) in hemorrhagic shock.
Kevin Ward, MD

Emergency preparedness and blood product availability- tactical emergency response systems.
David Callaway, MD
Prof. Eilat Shinar, MD

SESSION 2: POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS

Whole blood and cold platelets
COL Andrew P Cap, MD PhD

Freeze dried plasma:
Maj Arik Furer, MD

Intravenous hemostatic adjuncts: (Tranexamic acid, Fibrinogen concentrates)
Andrew Beckett, MD FRCSC

SESSION 3: CONTROVERSIES

How safe are uncrossmatched RBCs? Leukoreduction in trauma?
Mark H. Yazer, MD

Does whole blood and plasma need to be ABO specific?
Nancy M. Dunbar, MD

Life-threatening hemorrhage case presentations
Geir Strandenes, MD

SESSION 4: CLINICAL PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

Clinical programs implementing cold whole blood or cold platelets for traumatic hemorrhagic shock -initial results and limitations in implementation
Geir Strandenes, MD
Steve Williams
James Stubbs, MD
Darrell J. Triulzi, MD
Charlene Bierl MD, PhD
Donald Jenkins, MD