Damage Control Resuscitation

Identification and Treatment of Life-Threatening Hemorrhage

  • Philip C.┬áSpinella

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. DCR Clinical Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patrick Thompson, Geir Strandenes
      Pages 3-29
    3. Nathan J. White, Kevin R. Ward
      Pages 41-65
    4. Dominick A. Vitale, Marc Maegele, Matthew A. Borgman
      Pages 67-84
    5. Jacob R. Peschman, Elon Glassberg, Donald H. Jenkins
      Pages 85-100
    6. Allan Pang, Ravi Chauhan, Tom Woolley
      Pages 101-115
    7. Andrew P. Cap, Jennifer M. Gurney, Michael A. Meledeo
      Pages 117-144
    8. Mouayyad Zaza, Kyle J. Kalkwarf, John B. Holcomb
      Pages 145-162
    9. Heather Pidcoke, Kathleen Kelly, G. Michael Fitzpatrick, Larry J. Dumont
      Pages 163-184
    10. Yuxuan Wang, Martin A. Schreiber
      Pages 185-196
    11. Anirban Sen Gupta, Allan Doctor
      Pages 197-222
    12. Jez Fabes, Simon Stanworth
      Pages 223-243
    13. Arvin C. Gee, Martin A. Schreiber
      Pages 245-257
    14. Aaron M. Williams, Geoffrey Ling, Hasan B. Alam
      Pages 277-302
    15. David W. Callaway, Reed Smith, Sean M. Fox
      Pages 303-319
    16. Ryan P. Dumas, Jeremy W. Cannon
      Pages 321-336
  3. Education and Training Methods for DCR

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Ethan A. Miles, John C. Maitha
      Pages 339-354
    3. Kara McElvaine, Joe C. McCannon, C. William Schwab
      Pages 355-367
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 369-376

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of damage control resuscitation (DCR), an evidence-based approach to the resuscitation of patients with severe life-threatening hemorrhage (LTH). It focuses on both civilian and military applications as DCR is utilized in civilian trauma situations as well as combat casualty care settings. 

The book covers the history of fluid resuscitation for bleeding, epidemiology of severe traumatic injuries, prediction of life-threatening hemorrhage, pathophysiology and diagnosis of blood failure, and permissive hypotension. Chapters provide in-depth detail on hemostatic resuscitation principles, dried plasma, dried platelet surrogates, and recent developments in frozen red blood cells and oxygen carriers. The book also discusses how DCR principles can be used in a variety of situations such as when there are large numbers of patients with hemorrhagic lesions, non-trauma scenarios, and on distinct populations such as children. Finally, it concludes with a discussion of training and education methods for the implementation of DCR and remote DCR principles as well as learning healthcare system principles to facilitate the implementation of DCR and ultimately improve outcomes for patients with life-threatening hemorrhage.

Damage Control Resuscitation: Identification and Treatment of Life-Threatening Hemorrhage is an essential resource for physicians and related professionals, residents, nurses and medical students in emergency medicine, anesthesia, surgery, and critical care, as well as civilian and military EMS providers.


Damage control resuscitation Hemorrhagic shock Life-threatening hemorrhage Prehospital treatment of coagulopathy Prehospital care of bleeding Prehospital care of traumatic bleeding Prehospital monitoring Prehospital resuscitation Remote damage control resuscitation Trauma hemostasis and oxygenation

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip C.┬áSpinella
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineWashington University in St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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