All Bleeding Stops…Eventually: Bleeding Control

All Bleeding Stops…Eventually: Bleeding Control

Janet Taylor

In response to the increase in frequency of bombings and mass shootings, there is a recognized need to treat uncontrolled bleeding in order to increase survivability among the victims of such disasters. There is a highly regarded program called, “Stop the Bleed” which is being taught all over the US with great success. This presentation spins off from that and goes a little more in depth on what works (and what doesn’t). It also goes beyond just pressure dressings and tourniquets and lists the qualities of a good hemostatic agent and tourniquet. Basically, what works and what doesn’t and WHY. Also discussed is Tranexamic Acid (TXA) and why it is making a comeback.

Learner Objectives:

1. List the differences between Military and Civilian trauma injuries

2. Analyze at least two desirable qualities that are preferred in a tourniquet

3. Compare the preferred type of hemostatic agent to other types and determine why some work better than the other types

4. Analyze at least 3 desirable qualities of a hemostatic agent

5. Understand the concept of “Damage Control Resuscitation”

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Sunday 12/6
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Janet Taylor

In response to the increase in frequency of bombings and mass shootings, there is a recognized need to treat uncontrolled bleeding in order to increase survivability among the victims of such disasters. There is a highly regarded program called, “Stop the Bleed” which is being taught all over the US with great success. This presentation spins off from that and goes a little more in depth on what works (and what doesn’t). It also goes beyond just pressure dressings and tourniquets and lists the qualities of a good hemostatic agent and tourniquet. Basically, what works and what doesn’t and WHY. Also discussed is Tranexamic Acid (TXA) and why it is making a comeback.

Learner Objectives:

1. List the differences between Military and Civilian trauma injuries

2. Analyze at least two desirable qualities that are preferred in a tourniquet

3. Compare the preferred type of hemostatic agent to other types and determine why some work better than the other types

4. Analyze at least 3 desirable qualities of a hemostatic agent

5. Understand the concept of “Damage Control Resuscitation”