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American College of Surgeons Announces Partnership with NAEMT on Civilian Hemorrhage Control Training

Jul 10, 2015

The American College of Surgeons released a press release announcing their partnership with NAEMT in the development of a medical preparedness training course that empowers bystanders to become immediate responders who treat severely bleeding victims of active shooter or other mass casualty events. The Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) course was jointly developed by the members of NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) to provide a foundation for first-response care that bystanders (immediate responders) can administer until professional first responders arrive on the scene (i.e.: law enforcement, paramedics, firefighters).

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