Continuing Professional Development: Tranexamic acid in the pre-hospital care of trauma patients

OverviewThis Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module will explore the use of tranexamic acid (an antifibrinolytic) in pre-hospital trauma patients. A review of the current guidelines is provided along with considerations for its use in the future.Learning OutcomesAfter completing this module you will be able to:• Recognise when to use tranexamic acid in the care of trauma patients.• Understand the mechanism of action of tranexamic acid.• Gain an overview of recommended dose and volume of tranexamic acid for trauma patients.• Recognise exclusion criteria for the administration of tranexamic acid.

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