In Reply We thank Bulger et al for their thoughtful letter regarding our article, “Effectiveness of the American College of Surgeons Bleeding Control Basic Training Among Laypeople Applying Different Tourniquet Types: A Randomized Clinical Trial.”1 The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Stop the Bleed program has been tremendously successful under the thoughtful leadership of Bulger et al, and its success in training more than 1 million participants in basic hemorrhage control skills using the Bleeding Control Course (BCon) should be applauded.
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McCarty JC, Caterson EJ, Goralnick E. Bleeding Control Training for the Lay Public: Keep it Simple—Reply. JAMA Surg. 2020;155(2):176. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.4701
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