The American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) leadership in the Hartford Consensus recently received significant media coverage with articles running in The Wall Street Journal (Tourniquets Gain New Respect, Oct. 23), The Hartford Courant (FEMA Adopts Active-Shooter Guidelines Calling for "Warm Zones," Tourniquets, Oct. 21), as well as Medscape, Family Practice News, and ELsGlobalMedicalNews.
The Wall Street Journal article cited recommendations by members of the Hartford Consensus at the "Mass-Casualty Shootings: Saving the Patients," session at this year’s Clinical Congress. The group, led by the ACS, advocates for tourniquet use to control hemorrhage as a core component of the emergency response to mass-casualty events. The article quotes Hartford Consensus members ACS Regent Lenworth M. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS, vice-president of academic affairs and chief academic officer and director, Trauma Institute, at Hartford Hospital, CT; and Alexander Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS, chief of trauma at the University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital, and Lieutenant/Deputy Medical Director, Dallas Police Department. The Wall Street Journal article is at http://on.wsj.com/161KJTi (subscribers only). View the ACS news release on topics covered at the Clinical Congress session at http://www.facs.org/news/2013/hartford1013.html.