Per Dr. Jeffrey Solomone, MD, FACS, with Maricopa Medical Center, he shares the following information:

About a year ago, at direction from the White House National Security Staff, the EMS office at the Dept of Transportation provided funding to develop an evidence-based guideline on external hemorrhage control-- use of both tourniquets and topical hemostatic agents. The American College of Surgeons was the lead organization, and the team also included some emergency physicians and representatives from the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care.

The guideline was completed at the end of last year and was just published last week in Prehospital Emergency Care (PEC).

Click on link below to review article:
Evidence-Based Pre-Hospital Guideline for Hemorrhage Control

NOTE: While the Feds paid for the paper, Informahealthcare holds the copyright. Therefore, after April 4, the authors may distribute single use copies of the manuscript, but reproductions for classroom use, etc. should be purchased from PEC.