How to provide medical assistance to people injured in a shooting

St. Mary Medical Center hosted a "Stop the Bleed" training event at the California State University, Long Beach campus.
1:27 | 05/10/19

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I'm running a coup that cal state Long Beach receipt Mary's medical center is passing out these trauma kits. And as stop the bleeding training today cannot be more timely with the shootings that have happened in the last couple weeks I want to bring in. Terry let down who is an injury prevention coordinator who brought this here today Terry wise is so important right now. Well this is a national campaign and I think it's getting highlighted more than national campaign has called stop the bleed. The trauma centers across the country have been teaching. Techniques to stop life threatening hemorrhage after a number a years but obviously with the more press on. Active shooters especially on campuses with a one in Colorado just a couple of days ago. It's very timely to empower. All civilians to get some additional skills and training so that they can. He better prepared in the event. A mass casualty shooting or even a work related injury or something Matta at home it's not just that. All the big things we see on the news it could be everyday accidents that these skills come into play. So the whole idea is is now we're taking someone and turning them into an immediate responder. Because it only takes three or four minutes to completely hemorrhage out and die on scene from a large traumatic wound so having. People who are trained aren't having the equipment available immediately to be able to put that tourniquet honored to some wound packing well I'll hopefully for more lives to be saved. By empowering civilians. Tim. Use these skills and equipment to be able to stop by threatening bleeding. I'm coming up food and you're watching ABC news live. Costs.

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