Tactics of Prevention BEFORE Techniques of Escape!

Tactics of prevention then techniques of escape. All too often providers are given a band-aid to stop an exsanguinating hemorrhage, meaning offered a class on techniques and not addressing the underlying issue of the actual problem.

  1. No technique is 100% for self-defense or to control someone. If such a technique existed, why do police officers have tools on their belt for when empty hand control techniques fail?
  2. Martial arts style techniques of finishing, destroying or submitting my opponent have no place in medicine.
  3. The Win. Must be defined differently for medical staff. A win is never using force or escaping a violent encounter with little or no injury.
  4. The techniques used in emergency medicine should be reserved for when tactics of prevention were not an option (i.e. spontaneous attack)