In comes someone with a penetrating injury to the chest, CPR in progress. This is always a bad sign. Into the trauma bay, no pulse, no pressure, no tracing. A quick ED thoracotomy later and I find a pericardium that hissed at me when I opened it. Along with a large pericardial clot was a … Read more


Boy I’d really like to try some of this [QuickClot][1] stuff in the OR. I think it would be great to use for a planned second look. [1]: http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/news/2008/04/blood_clotting