“Q&A: Current Protocols and Future Strategies for Managing the Coagulopathy of Trauma”

Bryan A. Cotton, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Acute Care Surgery
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and
Center for Translational Injury Research
Houston, Texas
Martin A. Schreiber, MD, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Section of Trauma/Critical Care
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon

Trauma surgeons Bryan A. Cotton and Martin A. Schreiber participate in a Q&A exchange on conventional and emerging strategies for managing the coagulopathy of trauma. Long regarded as iatrogenic in nature, the coagulopathy of trauma is now being recognized as a condition that occurs almost immediately following injury. In this podcast activity, Drs. Cotton and Schreiber draw on their many years of combined experience in trauma and critical care surgery to field questions on such issues as clinician perceptions regarding trauma coagulopathy, treatment protocols, blood product ratios, and future directions in trauma care.