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Assessment of Blood Composition (ABC) Score of Nunez et al for Massive Transfusion in Trauma

Purpose:

To determine if a trauma patient may be a candidate for massive transfusion based on the ABC score of Nunez et al.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Trauma Surgery

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, complications, selection

ICD-10:

D62, T79, Z51.3

Description:

Nunez et al developed the ABC (Assessment of Blood Composition) Score to identify a trauma patient who requires massive transfusion. The authors are from Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Valley VA Medical Center in Nashville.

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