Is Tactical Combat Casualty Care in Terrorist Attacks Suitable for Civilian First Responders
Borgers, F., Van Boxstael, S., and Sabbe, M. (2021). Is Tactical Combat Casualty Care in Terrorist Attacks Suitable for Civilian First Responders? (Abstract only.) The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 91(4):e86-e92.
The authors sought to understand whether combat casualty care is appropriate for civilian care during a mass casualty incident such as a terrorist attack. They included thirty articles, finding that tourniquets were effective to stop major limb bleeding. However, just four articles discussed airway and respiratory management, so the review was inconclusive about their utility in civilian settings.