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September 2016
4 lessons for EMS providers from Urban Shield     

High-fidelity, full-scale exercises for SWAT and EMS at Urban Shield 2016 create a unique and memorable MCI and active shooter training experience

Collapsed concrete, smoke and screams greeted our triage team. Our team leader quickly surveyed the width of the rubble pile and pointed each of us to an area of the incident to begin patient triage, initiate control of life-threatening hemorrhage and manage compromised patient airways. I was directed to the furthest left side of the incident and told to work my way toward the middle of the clustered patient.

Image courtesy of Jim Morrissey, Alameda County

My first patient was supine and only responsive to verbal stimulus. His breathing was labored and blood was spurting from the pulsing end of his femoral artery. His right leg was fully amputated above the knee.

"Tourniquet, high and tight. Stop the bleeding," echoed in my head as I rummaged through the trauma kit around my waist.
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