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ED CRASH Course: TXA MATTERS!

Your shift starts and all of your patients are bleeding! There is an MVC victim with a tense abdomen and traumatic brain injury, a patient with an upper GI bleed, a woman whose spontaneous vaginal delivery has turned into a post-partum hemorrhage, and a brisk epistaxis in the back hallway. You thank the triage nurse and begin resuscitative measures. What role does tranexamic acid (TXA) play in the treatment of these patients?