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Converting Bystanders to Immediate Responders

Converting Bystanders to Immediate Responders 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 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

Converting Bystanders to Immediate Responders

JAMA Surgery , Volume 152 (10) – Oct 19, 2017

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6254
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2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2231
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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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JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 19, 2017

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