STOP THE BLEED Responders offer aid advice to help save a life

first_imgLELAND, NC (WWAY) — It’s a program to prepare for the worst. The Leland Police Department held a course Wednesday morning called “Stop The Bleed”.Emergency responders say the only thing more tragic than a death is a death that could have been prevented. At Leland Town Hall, people from the community came out to learn how to control bleeding and provide first aid until emergency responders arrive.- Advertisement – “It doesn’t take long for someone to bleed to death, literally. So we can save countless lives just by knowing what to do in that situation,” trauma nurse coordinator Carmen Traitor said.Nurses and police taught people how to use tourniquets and gauze for anything from an accident in the kitchen, to a car accident, to a mass shooting.“I recommend it for everybody if they want to take this class and I think that they should just cause like in today’s society, with all the current events going on, it’s just…overall I think it can make you a more productive citizen to have this knowledge,” participant Rusty Albertson said.Related Article: Crash in Brunswick County backs up traffic on US 17The class also taught that even if you don’t have a tourniquet or gauze, applying pressure to a wound can still help save a life.“If there was a situation where you were to come up on the scene of an accident or you were unfortunate to be involved in a mass shooting, you could literally save that person’s life next to you, just by having this training,” Traitor said.According to the Stop the Bleed campaign, death from traumatic bleeding can occur in less than five minutes and 35% of pre-hospital deaths are due to blood loss.last_img