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Stage 3 Neuroanaesthesia / Advanced Neurocritical Care

Coagulopathy – Drug and Disease Induced, Monitoring, Reversal

Published on 17 March, 2022

Last modified on March 25th, 2022

Curriculum Reference

13.8.6 – Explains and acts on the importance of perioperative management of haematological conditions including anaemia and coagulopathy.

13.9.3 – Describes the principles of intra-operative haemostasis and manages major haemorrhage.

HiLLO 7: Intensive Care Medicine specialists will have the knowledge and skills to initiate, request and interpret appropriate investigations and advanced monitoring techniques, to aid the diagnosis and management of patients with organ systems failure. They will be able to provide and manage the subsequent advanced organ system support therapies. This will include both pharmacological and mechanical interventions.

Review Articles

Joint UK Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services – Transfusion management of major haemorrhage

Massive Hemorrhage During Craniotomy: Emergency Management

NICE Guidance – Blood Transfusion


Anaesthesia UK : Thromboelastometry

Anaesthesia UK : Coagulation

RCoA Audit Compendium

FICM recommendation

Critical care units caring for patients with neurological pathology should have agreed venous thromboembolism (VTE) policies that balance the risk of recurrent haemorrhage with the need to provide prophylaxis against VTE.


3/9/2016 13.30 Management of Trauma induced coagulopathy
10/5/2018 12.15 Anticoagulants in the emergency setting
9/5/2019 15.50 Coagulopathy and Point of care testing in TBI

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