Assessment of Blood Consumption (ABC): penetrating mechanism, positive focused assessment sonography for trauma (FAST), arrival systolic blood pressure =< 90 mm Hg, and arrival heart rate > 120 bpm
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
J Trauma. 2009 Feb;66(2):346-52 Cohorts
IN trauma The Use of
Assessment of Blood Consumption (ABC): penetrating mechanism, positive focused assessment sonography for trauma (FAST), arrival systolic blood pressure =< 90 mm Hg, and arrival heart rate > 120 bpm
As Prognostic Item
Is equal Than
more complex clinical plus laboratory scores: TASH and McLaughlin)
To predict need for massive transfussion: ABC score => 2 was 75% sensitive and 86% specific. No differences with more complex scores.