By utilizing the Validated Intraoperative Bleeding Scale (VIBe SCALE), surgeons could reduce intraoperative & post operative complications by choosing the right adjunctive topical hemostatic product for the right bleed.1
How the VIBe SCALE can help you in surgery
The VIBe SCALE facilitates communication by creating a common language (1)
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.
Access the VIBe SCALE Paper
Development and validation of an intraoperative bleeding severity scale for use in clinical studies of hemostatic agents.