Posts Tagged ‘gastrointestinal bleed’

Transfusion Strategy in Upper GI Bleeding

Posted by • January 2nd, 2013

A 55-year old man presents to the Emergency Department, weak and dizzy following three episodes of dark, blood-streaked emesis. He’s a long-time drinker with hepatitis C and peptic ulcer disease. Knowing the danger of an upper gastrointestinal bleed, you quickly place two large-bore IV’s and begin volume resuscitation with fluids. Labs return with a hemoglobin level of… Read More…