EVERY second counts when a patient is bleeding uncontrollably. So Rockhampton Hospital has invested in a life-changing machine to assist patients in desperate times of mass blood loss. The Rotational Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) machine will help assess a patient's clotting function which is a key factor in the control of bleeding. It will help clinicians make decisions on how to treat patients with massive bleeding from trauma, road accidents, childbirth or surgery complications by providing important information about their blood.
Compared to the slow process of traditional blood analysis, the ROTEM will slice the analysis time down to five to 10 minutes while still rapidly revealing which areas of the clotting process need support. https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/cqs-latest-investment-a-life-saver/3228246/