What is included in prehospital care for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

Updated: Dec 14, 2019
  • Author: Michael A Silverman, MD, MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Prehospital care focuses on the ABCs (airway, breathing, circulation), which include providing oxygen if necessary, controlling severe hemorrhage, and initiating intravenous (IV) fluids to maintain hemodynamic stability. Airway control may be necessary for a large intracranial hemorrhage.

Emergency medical services providers should be aware of the potential for serious bleeding complications in patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP).


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