Role of Noninvasive Hemoglobin Monitoring in Trauma
Special rept. Aug 2012-Aug 2013
AIR FORCE CENTER FOR SUSTAINMENT OF TRAUMA AND READINESS SKILLS CINCINNATI OHIO
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Monitoring for acute blood loss is critical in surgical patients, and delays in identifying hemorrhage can result in poor outcomes. The current standard of care for monitoring patients at risk for bleeding is serial measurement of hemoglobin Hgb by standard laboratory complete blood count. Point-of-care testing i.e., iSTAT can be a rapid method of evaluating Hgb, and spectrophotometry-based devices i.e., Radical-7 offer the advantages of being continuous and noninvasive. We sought to evaluate the accuracy of Radical-7 and iSTAT in measuring Hgb and assessing for blood loss when compared to gold standard complete blood count.
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