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Wednesday, October 31 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Learning Center: EMS Giving Blood Products in the Field: Clinical Benefits, Operational Demands

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Trauma patients bleed whole blood, and the leading cause of death from trauma is due to hemorrhage. Evidence demonstrates that early blood based resuscitation results in decreased morbidity and mortality, but few EMS agencies have this capability. The Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma led a robust multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary prehospital program to make low titer O-positive whole blood (LTO+WB) available at the point of injury. In this session, Dr. Wampler will discuss the systematic, operational, and clinical aspects of delivering this critical component of remote damage control resuscitation. He will address specific concerns about: why low titer O-positive blood, blood availability, cold chain management, administration and waste mitigation.

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David Wampler, PhD, LP, FAEMS

Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
David Wampler is Associate Professor of Emergency Health Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center st San Antonio, and is the Director of Clinical Research for the Office of the Medical Director for the San Antonio Fire Department. Dr. Wampler has been a licensed paramedic... Read More →

Wednesday October 31, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm CDT
Exhibit Hall