Pittsburgh Trauma Surgeon: 'Stop the Bleed' Training Saved Lives
'Stop the Bleed' saved lives after the shooting, but stopping the need must be next.
Although the patient’s blood pressure was perilously low, the bleeding had been stopped prior to surgery by tourniquets applied to the limbs. Additional victims arrived, again with potentially life- and limb-threatening injuries rendered by an assault rifle, but all had received lifesaving care even prior to arrival at the hospital. Some of this is due to an approach called tactical emergency care, where specially trained teams of physicians and emergency medical service practitioners respond and provide care along with law enforcement. Read More