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Emerg Med J 30:247-248 doi:10.1136/emermed-2012-202302
  • Cases from hems

Case studies in prehospital care from London HEMS: pre-hospital administration of prothrombin complex concentrate to the head-injured patient

  1. Anne E Weaver
  1. London's Air Ambulance, The Royal London Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Robbie A Lendrum, London's Air Ambulance, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, The Royal London Hospital, London E1 1BB, UK; rlendrum{at}nhs.net
  • Received 19 December 2012
  • Revised 19 December 2012
  • Accepted 3 January 2013
  • Published Online First 24 January 2013

Abstract

A case of pre-hospital administration of prothrombin complex concentrate to a patient anticoagulated with warfarin and with suspected intracranial haemorrhage is described. Effective, early reversal of anticoagulation by the time of arrival at hospital was achieved.


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