How the VIBe SCALE can help you in surgery
VIBe SCALE grades are based on visual field and anatomic appearance, qualitative description, and visual estimated blood loss (1)
Grade 0: No Bleeding
Kidney Abrasion. Grade 0 reflects clinically insignificant and unremarkable bleeds.
Grade 1: Mild
Capsular Liver Abrasion. Grade 1 Bleeds represent a general ooze, which well up over 1-2 minutes after blotting with gauze.
Grade 2: Moderate
Grade 2 bleeds visibly well up after blotting, and are usually considered distracting to the surgical procedure.
Grade 3: Severe
Rupture of venous plexus during posterior lumbar laminectomy. Grade 3 bleeds well up immediately after blotting, and require treatment to continue with the surgery.
Grade 4: Life Threatening
Abdominal Aortic Tear. Grade 4 bleeds are life-threatening and require immediate surgical treatment.
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