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Keywords

noncompressible torso hemorrhage (NCTH), resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA), resuscitative thoracotomy, trauma

 

Authors

  1. Bartley, Marilynn Kyritsis DPN, APRN, FNP-BC

Abstract

Abstract: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) has reemerged as a treatment for noncompressible torso hemorrhage. This article discusses indications and contraindications for REBOA, describes the procedure, and reviews critical care nursing considerations for patients undergoing REBOA.