One Mission for Active Shooter Response: Saving Lives

By: Guest Author | Posted on: Oct 28, 2016

This article was originally published on, by RICHARD C. HUNT. View the original article by clicking here 

Stop the Bleed, Triage, Emergency Medical Response, Mass Violence, Active Shooter

This article describes the importance of: (a) engaging the public in lifesaving bleeding control; and (b) promoting cross-discipline collaboration and coordination among law enforcement, EMS, trauma centers, and other hospitals. Law enforcement has made significant strides in learning how to prevent and respond to active shooter incidents, which include: adapting tactics based on prior active shooter responses, collaborating with EMS, training on hemorrhage control, and equipping officers with individual first aid kits that include tourniquets. Similarly, healthcare organizations have made substantial progress in planning and training for active shooter response, and in using evidence-based lessons learned from the military’s experience in hemorrhage control that have saved lives.

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