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Title: The STOP the Bleeding Campaign.
Authors: Rossaint, Rolf
Bouillon, Bertil
Cerny, Vladimir
Coats, Timothy J.
Duranteau, Jacques
Fernández-Mondéjar, Enrique
Filipescu, Daniela
Hunt, Beverley J.
Komadina, Radko
Maegele, Marc
Nardi, Giuseppe
Neugebauer, Edmund
Ozier, Yves
Riddez, Louis
Schultz, Arthur
Vincent, Jean-Louis
Spahn, Donat R.
STOP Bleeding Campaign
First Published: 26-Apr-2013
Publisher: BioMed Central
Citation: Critical Care 2013, 17 (2):136
Abstract: According to the World Health Organization, traumatic injuries worldwide are responsible for over 5 million deaths annually. Post-traumatic bleeding caused by traumatic injury-associated coagulopathy is the leading cause of potentially preventable death among trauma patients. Despite these facts, awareness of this problem is insufficient and treatment options are often unclear. The STOP the Bleeding Campaign therefore aims to increase awareness of the phenomenon of post-traumatic coagulopathy and its appropriate management by publishing European guidelines for the management of the bleeding trauma patient, by promoting and monitoring the implementation of these guidelines and by preparing promotional and educational material, organising activities and developing health quality management tools. The campaign aims to reduce the number of patients who die within 24 hours after arrival in the hospital due to exsanguination by a minimum of 20% within the next 5 years.
DOI Link: 10.1186/cc12579
ISSN: 1364-8535
eISSN: 1466-609X
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2013, BioMed Central. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( ), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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