Estimating Blood Loss – A Critical Skill in Triage

Estimating blood loss in the pre-hospital or “point-of-wounding” setting is difficult to say the least. The accuracy of estimating a specific volume is so far off base that most EMS professionals don’t estimate the actual volume at all. A good rule of thumb is to use the “Fist/500” rule if required to do so.


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