Saturday, June 20, 2015

Q: What is the trauma triad of death?

Answer: The trauma triad of death is the combination 
  • hypothermia,
  • acidosis and
  • coagulopathy
This combination is commonly seen in patients who have sustained severe traumatic injuries and if presents results in a significant rise in the mortality rate. The three conditions share a complex relationship; each factor can compound the others, resulting in high mortality if the cycle continues uninterrupted.

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