Coming next month in JACS and online now: Postmortem evaluation of potentially survivable hemorrhagic death in a civilian population

Craig Goolsby, MD, MEd, FACEP; Elizabeth Rouse, MD; Luis Rojas, MS, et al found, in a study reported in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS), that over the 14-year study interval, 124 Maryland decedents—an average of nine per year—might have been saved with prompt placement of a tourniquet. If extrapolated, approximately 480 people in the U.S. might be saved per year. These results provide evidence to support educating and equipping the public to provide bleeding control.

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