Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta in Canada: a context-specific position paper from the Canadian Collaborative for Urgent Care Surgery (CANUCS) Journal Articles uri icon

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  • SummaryResuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is a well-described intervention for noncompressible torso hemorrhage. Several Canadian centres have included REBOA in their hemorrhagic shock protocols. However, REBOA has known complications and equipoise regarding its use persists. The Canadian Collaborative on Urgent Care Surgery (CANUCS) comprises surgeons who provide acute trauma care and leadership in Canada, with experience in REBOA implementation, use, education and research. Our goal is to provide evidence- and experience-based recommendations regarding institutional implementation of a REBOA program, including multidisciplinary educational programs, attention to device and care pathway logistics, and a robust quality assurance program. This will allow Canadian trauma centres to maximize patient benefits and minimize risks of this potentially life-saving technology.


  • Bradley, Nori L
  • Leeper, W Robert
  • Roberts, Derek
  • Ball, Chad G
  • Beckett, Andrew
  • Engels, Paul
  • Joos, Emilie
  • Khwaja, Kosar
  • Kirkpatrick, Andrew
  • Lampron, Jacinthe
  • Minor, Sam
  • Parry, Neil
  • Rezende, Joao Neto
  • Widder, Sandy
  • Ahmed, Najma
  • Gillman, Lawrence
  • Gomez, David
  • Hameed, Morad
  • Kim, Michael
  • Murphy, Patrick
  • Nenshi, Rahima
  • Rice, Timothy
  • Vogt, Kelly

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  • May 11, 2022