Opinion EDITORIAL We Need to Start in High School or Before Adil H. Haider, MD, MPH; Elliott R. Haut, MD, PhD; George C. Velmahos, MD, MsEd, PhD Every minute counts in the case of an emergency, and plinary committee created in 2013, with the aim to create a bystanders, such as family, friends, and good samaritans, national policy to enhance survivability from intentional mass play a crucial role in increasing the likelihood of survival casualty and active shooter events. The underlying rationale until professional medical behind the Hartford Consensus is that no one at these tragic care arrives. In light of the events should die of uncontrolled bleeding. The committee increasing rate of unfortu- identified 3 levels of response to intentional mass casualty and Related article page 983 nate events, such as 9/11, the active shooter events: (1) immediate response, (2) profes- Boston Marathon bombing, and mass shootings like at the sional first response, and (3) trauma team response. Lay Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, there has been an bystanders represent the immediate response team as they are increase in national policy efforts to enhance survivability the first at the scene. A national representative survey of the from intentional
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