St. Luke’s teaches people how to Stop the Bleed

St. Luke’s Regional Trauma Center hosted a Stop the Bleed training at City Hall on Tuesday. The training highlighted the importance of knowing life- saving skills to help a bleeding person in crisis while waiting for responders to take over.

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The class also discussed how to use one’s hands, or something from home such as a t-shirt or towel, to apply pressure to a bleeding wound, how to pack a wound to control bleeding, and how to correctly apply a tourniquet.

Officials from St. Luke’s said that most people have a better shot at surviving serious injuries if someone near them knows how to control serious bleeding. And according to the Stop the Bleed campaign, uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma.