Background: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is a relatively innovative procedure designed to control critical non-compressible torso hemorrhage. In the United States, this procedure is currently in active use at only a small number of trauma centers.
Objective: We describe how we developed our REBOA program at an independent academic-affiliated community trauma center.
Discussion: Through a close interprofessional and multidisciplinary collaboration led by emergency physicians and trauma surgeons, we were able to successfully develop our program.
Conclusions: Successful implementation of a REBOA program requires close attention to multimodal training, interprofessional roles, team dynamics, financial considerations, and quality assurance processes to safely deliver this potentially life-saving procedure to our trauma patient population.
Keywords: REBOA; hemorrhage; trauma.
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