MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A nationwide campaign is underway to teach people how to respond in emergencies.
The Stop The Bleed Program teaches the public how to pack a wound, apply a tourniquet or a piece of cloth to control bleeding until help arrives.READ MORE: Allina WestHealth's ER, Urgent Care Set To Close Temporarily As Nurses Go On Strike Over Fair Pay
The program was created after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.READ MORE: 2 Crashes On I-35W Leave 1 Dead
Doctors say in everyday events, like car accidents or a bad fall, victims die within minutes of trauma.
Trauma experts say the goal is to make this training as common as CPR.MORE NEWS: 2 Pedestrians Shot And Injured In South Minneapolis
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