Building community resilience: A scalable model for hemorrhage-control training at a mass gathering site, using the RE-AIM framework.

Affiliation

Center for Surgery and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

In a decade, the US military reduced deaths from uncontrolled bleeding on the battlefield by 67%. This success, coupled with an increased incidence of mass shootings in the US, has led to multiple initiatives intent on translating hemorrhage-control readiness to the civilian sector. However, the best method to achieve widespread population-level hemorrhage-control readiness for civilians has not yet been elucidated. This study evaluates the implementation of American College of Surgeons Bleeding Control training at a National Football League stadium as a prospective model for general mass gathering site implementation.

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