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The use of novel haemostatic dressings in controlling bleeding

Three Part Question

In [trauma patients with significant external haemorrhage], are [novel haemostatic dressings superior to traditional dressings] at [controlling blood loss]

Clinical Scenario

You are in the resuscitation room with a complex trauma case that has significant external bleeding. The wounds are dressed tightly with cotton gauze and bandages that are soaked through in spite of standard measures. You wonder if there are alternative dressings that will reduce the amount of blood lost before definitive management is organized.