GVK EMRI launches World’s First Active Bleeding Control Project & Research on a pilot basis

Hyderabad, March 09, 2018. GVK EMRI, the professional Pre Hospital ambulance based service organization, working in partnership with the government of Telangana and helping road traffic accident victims since 2005 launched today the first of its kind of a project “Active Blooding Control(ABC)” at its campus at Deva Yamjal in the outskirts of the city.

100volunteers comprised of Police, Auto drivers, Bus Drivers, Students,Volunteers, NSS Volunteers, Petrol Bunk Staff, Shop owners and others haveattended the 90 minutes training program and learned the technique practicallyby demonstrating on their co-participants.  Each of the participantswas given away certificates. 

This is aone-year pilot project taken up on an experimental basis on State Highway No. 1on Shamirpet road and National Highway 44 from Suchitra circle onwards for 25km each on these roads.  After which they will steady effectivenessof the project, and if found useful, it will be taken over the country andsubsequently all over the globe. 

The ABCproject is a joint collaboration between 108 GVK EMRIand  PediStars(Pediatric Simulation Training and Research Society ofIndia), Public Health Foundation of India, ILCOR/AHA,  Road SafetyClub at Hyderabad; Transport Department, Police Department and InternationalAgencies like the American Heart Association(AHA) and World Point. This is India’s First PilotActive Bleeding Control Research Project, declared, DR. GV. Ramana Rao,Director—Emergency Medicine Learning Center (EMLC) and Research. 

It is notjust first of its kind project in India; it is the first of its kind project inthe world, announced Dr. Vinay M. Nadkarni, Professor and Endowed Chair of Children’sHospital of Philadelphia.  He is the Co-Chair of ILCOR/AHA(International LiaisonCommittee on Resuscitation), the world premier body that works on savinglives. 

InternationalLiaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) provides an opportunity for themajor organizations in resuscitation to work together on CPR (CardiopulmonaryResuscitation) and ECC (Emergency Cardiovascular Care) protocols

Thoughthe USA has “Stop the Bleed,” program, it is only work in the top level. TheABC initiative pioneered by GVK EMRI works with gross root level workers suchas bystanders, police, auto drivers, roadside shop owners, petrol bunks staff,students and others. That is why I can proudly claim that it is the first ofits kind of an initiative in the world, declared Dr. Vinay M.Nadkarni, whoalong with Dr. Bredan Carr, Department of Emergency Medicine, Canada and Dr.Steven Brooks from the Department of Health Human Services, US are in the cityin connection with the launch of ABC Project and to train the people.  

Thisinitiative hopes to save lives by educating bystanders on techniques to helpstop severe bleeding.

The ActiveBleeding Control (ABC) Project for accident victims can be done by controllingbleeding with a simple technique called “Pressure Bandage” According to Dr.G.V. Ramana Rao, the Project aims to train 1000 community volunteers includingpolice, auto drivers, bus drivers, road users, roadside shops/outlets ownersand representatives of road safety organizations

According toDr. G.V. Ramana Rao, MD, Director, Emergency Medicine Learning Centre (EMLC)& Research, every 1 minute a road traffic accident occurs and every 4minutes a road traffic accident death occurs in India. Bleeding is the leadingcause of death in road traffic accidents. Bystanders in road traffic accidentscan help the road traffic accident victims in saving lives. This is possible bya simple technique of “Pressure bandage” when the bleeding is active.

Did you knowthat after a traumatic injury, hemorrhage is responsible for over 35% of deathsand over 40% of deaths within the first 24 hours- second only to the rates ofdeath due to severe central nervous system injury? Hemorrhage is the leadingcause of preventable trauma death. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 5trauma deaths are preventable through the use of bleeding control techniques.

GVK EMRI has334 ambulances in the state of Telangana and 11000 across India They transport1350 emergency patients to various hospitals every day inHyderabad.  Of which 205 cases are vehicular trauma-related and needto be applied Pressure Bandage technique as they suffer from severebleeding.  If Pressure Bandage Technique doesn’t work, they can alsouse another technique called Tourniquet. This has to be done two inches abovethe pace where bleeding is happening. Either ABC or Tourniquet technique isused to stop the bleeding. And it has to be done till the ambulance arrives.

In Indiaambulance arrives the accident spot with in 15 to 16 minutes. Reaching earlierthan that is not possible due to various reasons. From the past reports, it isfound that Police can reach the accident spot within sixminutes.  That is why we want to train police.  Nearly 40per cent of lives can be saved by using these both methods.  Near5009 Vehicular Trauma-related cases are reported in Telangana every month.These cases need ABC Technique.  Yearly 22000 Road Accident cases arereported in Telangana. In this 7200 people die informed Dr. G. V. Ramana Rao.

India is thesignatory to UN that by 2020 it will reduce road accidents by 50 percent.  In Telangana, the road accidents are slightly reduced, but,deaths have increased informed Dr. Ramana Rao.  Every hour 55 roadaccidents occur, and 17 people die.  Which is the world’shighest?  When we thought of how to resolve, we have come out withABC Project, Dr. G.V. Ramana Rao informed. 

GVK EMRI 108 Service is trustedname.  We wanted to involve the community to find out asolution. 

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