Active shooter and intentional mass casualty events

Alexander Eastman, Matthew L. Davis

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Abstract

Active shooter and intentional mass casualty events (AS/IMCE) are increasing in frequency in the United States and around the world. Despite this, and despite a focus on "all-hazards" preparedness in many communities, the response to these incidents is often inadequate. Convened to examine these incidents, and others like them, the group now known as the Hartford Consensus has worked to improve survival from AS/IMCEs. A critical component of the effort to improve survival from these events has been the integration of hemorrhage control training and the lessons learned from the implementation of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care program. Ultimately, through integrated hemorrhage control training in law enforcement agencies, fire-rescue/EMS departments and the public in general, the goal of the Hartford Consensus is to craft a seamless system of hemorrhage control across all spaces in the United States and beyond. Using this goal, and the tools mentioned in this chapter, we should move closer to zero preventable deaths from trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFront Line Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Approach
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages699-709
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319567808
ISBN (Print)9783319567792
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 21 2017

Keywords

  • Active shooter
  • Hartford Consensus
  • Hemorrhage control
  • Improving survival
  • Public access hemorrhage control
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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