Recommendation ID
NICE recommends further research comparing the clinical effectiveness of all 3 viscoelastometric devices (ROTEM, TEG and Sonoclot systems) in cardiac surgery and in the emergency control of bleeding after trauma and during postpartum haemorrhage. In particular, NICE recommends research to determine which of the parameters included in the viscoelastometric testing systems are the most significant in changing clinical decision-making and improving clinical outcomes. The degree of change needed in these parameters to affect clinical decision-making and clinical outcomes should also be considered.
Any explanatory notes
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Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Detecting, managing and monitoring haemostasis: viscoelastometric point‑of‑care testing (ROTEM, TEG and Sonoclot systems)
Date issued
August 2014

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 15/10/2014