This article reviews past experience with branch-chain decision trees for fluid resuscitation of various emergency conditions and analyzes the effects of compliance with the algorithm on mortality and shock-related complications. On the basis of this analysis, the authors propose a new algorithm for fluid resuscitation of mass casualties when only palpable systolic blood pressure is available and when blood pressure, hematocrit, central venous pressure, urine output, and arterial blood gases are available.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Critical Care Clinics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine