COAGULATION CONTROVERSIES: IMPROVING CARE FOR PATIENTS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND CRITICAL CARE ENVIRONMENT AT RISK FOR THROMBOSIS, EMBOLUS, AND MAJOR BLEEDING

In this EMCREG-International Monograph you will find a detailed discussion regarding the treatment of patients requiring anticoagulation and the reversal of anticoagulation for patients with severe bleeding. For emergency physicians, critical care physicians, hospitalists, cardiologists, internists, surgeons, and family physicians, the current approach and disease indications for treatment with anticoagulants such as coumadin, Factor IIa, and Factor Xa inhibitors are particularly relevant. When a patient treated with anticoagulants presents to the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, or Operating Room with severe, uncontrollable bleeding, achieving rapid, controlled hemostasis is critically important to saving the patient’s life.