• Damage control resuscitation

      Leibner, E.; Andreae, M.; Galvagno, S.M. (Korean Society of Emergency Medicine, 2020)
      The United States Navy originally utilized the concept of damage control to describe the process of prioritizing the critical repairs needed to return a ship safely to shore during a maritime emer-gency. To pursue a completed repair would detract from the goal of saving the ship. This concept of damage control management in crisis is well suited to the care of the critically ill trauma pa-tient, and has evolved into the standard of care. Damage control resuscitation is not one tech-nique, but, rather, a group of strategies which address the lethal triad of coagulopathy, acidosis, and hypothermia. In this article, we describe this approach to trauma resuscitation and the supporting evidence base.