The control of active bleeding ranks with other immediate threats to life. It's a critical action that must be taken by both emergency responders as well as appropriately trained citizens alike.
Applying a tourniquet to an extremity should be no more difficult in training or at a real incident than applying ECG leads or a blood pressure cuff properly.
An overview of training and resources available to EMS agencies to train both providers and civilians to respond appropriately to active shooter incidents.
The school district purchased and deployed over 600 combat application tourniquets (CATs) as an initiative to preserve life during an active shooter or other incident.
The Stop the Bleed campaign is putting knowledge gained by first responders and the military into the hands of the public to save lives.
Simulation-based training is key for successful EMS management of traumatic incidents.
Mastery of care under fire, bleeding control and rapid extrication techniques are a cornerstone of TEMS and imperative for optimal survivability in penetrating trauma cases; however, this is a very small segment of a TEMS provider's responsibility.
Learn how Chicago's police and fire departments developed and implemented an effective and collaborative joint training effort to provide standardized care to police officers in harm’s way.
In this special section, JEMS highlights the latest in dynamic and active threat training and care. Read it carefully and work to develop a response plan for your community.