CrashSavers

Designing a model for the prehospital setting to teach bleeding control techniques

Team Lead: Dr. Sabrina Asturias, Chief of Emergency Surgery

Lead Institution: Roosevelt Hospital, Guatemala

Team Countries: Guatemala, Ecuador, Chile, United States

CrashSavers is designing a model for the prehospital setting to teach bleeding control techniques. Their project involves the development of a Web-based and mobile app that is integrated with a low cost physical model to train users in hemorrhage control. This will teach health care providers methods to stop bleeding before a patient arrives at the hospital. 

“We know that pre-hospital staff want and need this kind of training. It is amazing how teaching simple skills like this can help save lives,” says Dr. Gabriel Escalona, a member of the team.