Journal of Special Operations Medicine

HRE Pack – Press Release – Now Available for Limited Market Release

High Risk Entry MEDIC After extensive refinement and testing within multiple specialties, the HRE Pack is available for MIL/LE tactical medicine, confined space search and rescue, and active threat response. HRE Pack Press Release, Birmingham, AL October 23, 2018 — Emergent Rescue Systems, LLC today announced the launch of [...]

November 6th, 2018|Categories: Active Threat, Press Releases, Search & Rescue, SWAT|

Bigger is better: Comparison of alternative devices for tension hemopneumothorax and pulseless electrical activity in a Yorkshire swine model.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 83(6):1187–1194, DEC 2017 DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001684, PMID: 28885469 Issn Print: 2163-0755 Publication Date: 2017/12/01 Leatherman ML1, Fluke LM, McEvoy CS, Pokorny DM, Ricca RL, Martin MJ, Gamble CS, Polk TM. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Tension pneumothorax is a cause of potentially preventable death [...]

August 8th, 2018|Categories: Research|Tags: , |

Historical review of emergency tourniquet use to stop bleeding

Am J Surg. 2012 Feb;203(2):242-52. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2011.01.028. Epub 2011 Jul 22. Kragh JF Jr1, Swan KG, Smith DC, Mabry RL, Blackbourne LH. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Although a common first aid topic, emergency tourniquets to stop bleeding are controversial because there is little experience on which to guide use. [...]

July 24th, 2018|Categories: Research, Tourniquet Research|

United States Army Rangers in Somalia: an analysis of combat casualties on an urban battlefield.

Mabry RL1, Holcomb JB, Baker AM, Cloonan CC, Uhorchak JM, Perkins DE, Canfield AJ, Hagmann JH. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: This study was undertaken to determined the differences in injury patterns between soldiers equipped with modern body armor in an urban environment compared with the soldiers of the Vietnam [...]

July 24th, 2018|Categories: Research, Tourniquet Research|

Pulse Nightclub Shooting Lessons Learned

Fatal Wounding Pattern and Causes of Potentially Preventable Death Following the Pulse Nightclub Shooting Event E. Reed Smith , MD, Geoff Shapiro , NREMT-P & Babak Sarani , MD Abstract Background: Mortality following shooting is related to time to provision of initial and definitive care. An understanding of the [...]

June 5th, 2018|Categories: Stop the Bleed Initiative|Tags: |

Why more civilians are now learning military-grade techniques to save lives

Laura Auel winced as Clif Castleman tightened a bright orange training tourniquet around her upper arm. “There we go,” Castleman said as he constricted the veins and arteries in the 21-year-old college student's right arm. “In some cases, and in some I’ve done in real life, people have said [...]

March 9th, 2018|Categories: Stop the Bleed Initiative|