Pre-hospital Tranexamic Acid In Trauma

Executive Summary:

The findings of a large pre-hospital trial of Tranexamic Acid have spawned worldwide discussion of the potential of Tranexamic Acid in pre-hospital trauma care. Tranexamic Acid may be a useful pre-hospital intervention – a “pre-emptive strike” – to limit blood loss and harmful inflammation, and as a result improve patient outcomes.

However, there are many considerations regarding the implementation of Tranexamic Acid in pre-hospital practices in Australia. These include the applicability of trial findings to advanced trauma systems, which patient should receive Tranexamic Acid, how and when it is best administered, and its possible beneficial and harmful effects.
This NTRI Forum focused on the evidence for, and potential use of, Tranexamic Acid in pre-hospital trauma care in Australia.

Date: July 2012

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