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The Hartford Consensus

The Hartford Consensus

In April 2013, just a few months after  the active shooter disaster on December 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Intentional Mass Casualty and Active Shooter Events was convened by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in collaboration with the medical community and representatives from the federal government, the National Security Council, the U.S. military, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and governmental and nongovernmental emergency medical response organizations, among others. The committee was formed under the guidance and leadership of trauma surgeon Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr., MD, MPH, FACS, vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer at Hartford Hospital, and professor of surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, to create a protocol for national policy to enhance survivability from active shooter and intentional mass casualty events. The committee’s recommendations are called the Hartford Consensus, and currently consist of four reports.

Hartford Consensus I–IV

Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events: The Hartford Consensus
June 1, 2013

Active Shooter and Intentional Mass-Casualty Events: The Hartford Consensus II
September 1, 2013

The Hartford Consensus III: Implementation of Bleeding Control
July 1, 2015

The Hartford Consensus IV: A Call for Increased National Resilience
March 1, 2016

News Releases

Stop the Bleeding! Hartford Consensus Group Issues a Call to Action
October 9, 2013

Police Training Begins to Control Bleeding at Mass-Casualty Shooting Events
February 27, 2014

ACS Partners with NAEMT in the Development and Release of a Civilian Training Course on Hemorrhage Control Techniques
July 9, 2015

ACS Releases Compendium of Strategies to Enhance Victims’ Survivability from Mass Casualty Events
September 22, 2015

Most Civilians Support Wider Access to Training and Equipment to Stop Severe Bleeding in Victims of Active Shooter and Other Mass Casualty Events
March 31, 2016

Other Hartford Consensus Materials

Clinical Congress 2013

Press Briefing: Mass-Casualty Shootings: Saving the Patients
Web page
Audio
October 8, 2013

Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons

Initial management of mass-casualty incidents due to firearms: Improving survival
June 1, 2013

Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events: The Hartford Consensus
June 1, 2013

Active Shooter and Intentional Mass-Casualty Events: The Hartford Consensus II
September 1, 2013

Hartford Consensus in action: Law enforcement gets equipment, training to control bleeding
April 1, 2014

Hartford Consensus III focuses on empowering the public to serve as first responders
June 1, 2015

The Hartford Consensus III: Implementation of Bleeding Control
July 1, 2015

Compendium on improving survivability from mass casualty events
September 1, 2015

Bleeding control spotlighted at new ACS Theater Sessions at Clinical Congress
September 1, 2015

ACS NewsScope

Dr. Lenworth Jacobs Speaks at White House “Stop the Bleed” Event
October 16, 2015

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Hartford Consensus News Coverage

Read news coverage about the Hartford Consensus and its recommendations.