Thromboelastography & Coagulation Management in Trauma

John R. Hess, MD, professor of laboratory medicine and hematology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, discusses how the coagulation system works and why it fails in trauma; the role of emergency hemorrhage panel and how to use it; how TEG works and how to read it and why TEG gives little new information in trauma patients.   


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John Hess, M.D. MPH

John Hess, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine

Raised in Spokane, Dr. Hess attended medical school at the UW. He then spent thirty years in the US military and Public Health Service and a dozen years at the University of Maryland before returning to Seattle to develop transfusion systems ...

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