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Press, Pack or Pass? Prehospital Use of Hemostatic Agents: Babak Sarani, MD (Accredited)

To receive CE credit for this webinar, you will be required to watch the program in its entirety and complete a program assessment after completion.

Continuing Education
This continuing education activity is approved for 1.0 course hour by EMS World, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

This webinar will discuss the coagulation system and the various interventions that help to control bleeding in the field.


  • Discuss the history of management of external bleeding
  • Compare current hemostatic agents and their indications for use
  • Discuss the ideal topical hemostatic agents

Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, FCCM, is a Professor of Surgery and Emergency Medicine and the Chief of Trauma Surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He began his medical career as a volunteer EMT in California, and later graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1997. He then completed his training in General Surgery at GW in 2004. Following this, Sarani completed fellowship training in Trauma and Critical Care Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He began his career as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Critical Care Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He was recruited back to GWU in 2011 where he is the Founder and Director of the Center for Trauma and Critical Care at George Washington University Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center. Sarani’s research interests include measurement of coagulopathy following injury and processes to mitigate risk of death following penetrating trauma.

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