Trauma leaders offer training for bleeding control

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Application of a tourniquet to control bleeding demonstrated at the Stop the Bleed event at the State Capitol, Monday, May 9_282851

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Trauma and emergency healthcare workers statewide are gathering at the Capitol to offer training on how to control bleeding during a crash.

The training by the Texas EMS, Trauma & Acute Care Foundation will provide the community with lessons on tourniquet use. The CEO of the foundation, Dinah Welsh, said they have made “a commitment to promote the National Stop the Bleed campaign, which empowers individuals to act quickly and save lives in an emergency.”

A person who suffers a bleeding injury can die from loss of blood as quickly as five minutes. The goal is to teach state residents how to step in and help save lives in the event of a life threatening emergency.

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