‘[During a radical cystectomy] if you being to think that your patient has bled a significant amount, then he [almost invariably] has.’ RP
I think the above applies to many situations.
Places blood will be lost:
GU-ESTIMATE on the drapes/floor
HIDDEN in the gutters or pelvis
A random post I came across…
We once saved a child admitted with severe scalds after trying to drink from a teapot spout using ketamine iv and some topical lidocaine.On laryngoscopy just saw a bubble of air escaping the swollen tissues and managed to push through a 2.5mm shouldered ET tube-The child was 5!