Monday, January 11, 2016

Excerpt from Tourniquets, now carried by Boston police, weren’t always standard - Boson Globe

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In 2013, officials from the American College of Surgeons, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, along with police and fire organizations, concluded in the “Hartford Consenus” that the primary cause of preventable death in mass casualty events—such as the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut—is blood loss. And the best way to stop blood loss is through a properly applied tourniquet.
The American Red Cross updated its guidelines in October to align with the White House’s “Stop the Bleed” initiative, acknowledging the importance of tourniquets and clotting agents in stopping life-threatening bleeding when “standard measures” are not possible or not working. ...

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