Octapharma Symposium

Octapharma Symposium: Management of Major Hemorrhage: From Pre-hospital to ICU

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Uncontrolled hemorrhage is a major preventable cause of death in trauma patients. Prehospital control of bleeding offers great potential to improve survival rates but still remains challenging. Often it comes that treatment of TIC at the Emergency Department is too late. Using FFP in pre-hospital settings is often impractical.

The Octapharma symposium "Management of Major Hemorrhage - From Pre-hospital to ICU" will highlight the importance of managing the whole process of bleeding management, from pre-hospital to ICU, to reduce the mortality rate. Discussing the remaining therapeutic gaps in TIC and potential solutions by implementing goal-directed VHA, algorithm-based treatment with factor concentrates to reduce blood loss and transfusion requirements in order to reach a better clinical outcome. The conference will also address the possible role of lyophilized plasma in the prehospital resuscitation of TIC patients and the new standards on bleeding management.

Symposium Programme

Wednesday, 22 March, 12:30 - 13:30 CET



Welcome and introduction

Dr. Nicole Juffermans (NL)

Pre-hospital bleeding management: What is feasible in the real world?

Dr. Ross Davenport (UK)

Trauma induced coagulopathy: a scattershot vs. individualised goal-directed approach

Dr. Nicole Juffermans (NL)

From dusk till dawn: Time to re-consider ICU standards?

Dr. Dietman Fries (AT)

Panel discussion

Speakers panel

Prof. Dr. Nicole Juffermans

Laboratory of Translational Intensive Care and Anaesthesiology, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam Department of Intensive Care, OLVG Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Dr. Ross Ravenport

Senior Lecturer in Trauma Sciences at C4TS and consultant trauma and vascular surgeon at the Royal London Major Trauma Centre, Bart’s Health NHS Trust. Personal tutor and module lead for the online Masters programme in Trauma Sciences at QMUL.

Prof. Dr. Dietman Fries

Deputy Director of the Department for General and Surgical Critical Care Unit, and Head of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit of the Department of General and Surgical Critical Care Unit of Innsbruck Medical University, Austria.

This symposium is offered to healthcare professionals only. To learn more visit the ISICEM symposium site on Science Hub.