Optimal bleeding management

Severe bleeding can occur intra- or postoperative. They can be life-threatening and require prompt action. A fast differential diagnosis is the basis of a target-oriented therapy.

Whole blood diagnostics

ROTEM® analysis from patient whole blood provides rapid information for therapeutic choices such as:

  • antifibrinolytics
  • fibrinogen (cryoprecipitate)
  • platelet concentrates
  • coagulation factor concentrates (if indicated)
  • FFP (fresh frozen plasma)

Efficient patient blood management

Saving patients lives through the provision of adequate treatment with blood product transfusions such as fresh frozen plasma (FFP), packed red blood cells (PRBC, RBC) or thrombocyte concentrates (platelets) is the major benchmark for the blood banks performance. However, balancing transfusion risks, blood conservation and cost saving also forms an important part of effective bleeding management.

Optimized transfusion strategy

The ROTEM® system aids with the selection of an optimized transfusion strategy in several cases of coagulopathy, in particular for hemorrhage and post-operative bleeding. It is also an efficient tool for therapy monitoring and adjustment. Massive transfusions for trauma patients can be predicted directly on admission and transfusion volumes can be reduced substantially.