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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill participated in bleeding control simulations during a congressional briefing hosted by the ACS Committee on Trauma.
The American Medical Association’s House of Delegates approved a resolution introduced by the ACS to train more professional first responders and civilian immediate responders to mass casualty events in the essential techniques of bleeding control.
The results of a national poll published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicate that civilians have an interest in taking a bleeding control course.
The Hartford Consensus IV provides a status update on this mass casualty response initiative, offers suggestions for enhanced citizen resilience to these events, and describes the recently released “Stop the Bleed” poster.
Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr., MD, MPH, FACS, ACS Regent and Chairman of the Hartford Consensus, was among the featured speakers October 6 at a “Stop the Bleed” event at the White House.
A compendium of commentaries and policy directives from national and surgical leaders, as well as the Hartford Consensus reports that have been published previously in the Bulletin, is mailing with this month’s Bulletin. The compendium encourages people at mass casualty events to “see something, do something.”
A new bleeding control course has been developed for direct training of immediate responders in external hemorrhage control and will be spotlighted at Clinical Congress 2015 in the ACS Theater.
The Hartford Consensus III report describes the three levels of responders to intentional mass-casualty or active shooter events with an emphasis on immediate responders, providing guidelines for bleeding control programs and public education.