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​​​​Active Shooter and Intentional Mass-Casualty Events


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Active Shooter and Intentional Mass-Casualty Events/The Hartford Consensus
AAST Grand Round, April 20, 2016

Presented by:
Dr. Alexander L. Eastman, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Moderated by:
Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut

Referenced in presentation:

Death on the battlefield (2001-2011): implications for the future of combat casualty care.​
Eastridge BJ, Mabry RL, Seguin P, Cantrell J, Tops T, Uribe P, Mallett O, Zubko T, Oetjen-Gerdes L, Rasmussen TE, Butler FK, Kotwal RS, Holcomb JB, Wade C, Champion H, Lawnick M, Moores L, Blackbourne LH.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec;73(6 Suppl 5):S431-7.

Further reading:

The profile of wounding in civilian pub​​lic mass shooting fatalities.​
Smith ER, Shapiro G, Sarani B
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Jul;81(1):86-92

Gunshot wounds: A review of ballistics, bullets, weapons, and myths.
Rhee PM, Moore EE, Joseph B, Tang A, Pandit V, Vercruysse G.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Jun;80(6):853-67. 

The giving back: Battlefield lesson to national preparedness:​
Rasmussen, Todd E.; Baer, David G.; Goolsby, Craig
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 80(1):166-167, January 2016.​

Virtual-world hospital simulation for real-world disaster response: Design and validation of a virtual reality simulator for mass casualty incident management.
Pucher PH, Batrick N, Taylor D, Chaudery M, Cohen D, Darzi A.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Aug;77(2):315-21. 

Improving survival from active shooter events: the Hartford Consensus.
Jacobs LM, McSwain NE Jr, Rotondo MF, Wade D, Fabbri W, Eastman AL, Butler FK Jr, Sinclair J; Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Mass Casualty Shooting Events.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jun;74(6):1399-400. 

Civilian hospital response to a mass casualty event: the role of the intensive care unit.
Avidan V, Hersch M, Spira RM, Einav S, Goldberg S, Schecter W.
J Trauma. 2007 May;62(5):1234-9.