Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Training can help people stop bleeding from traumatic injuries, experts say

Training can help people stop bleeding from traumatic injuries, experts say

As the deep red liquid pooled on the ground from a small bullet hole in the victim’s leg, Bryan Wilson measured three fingers of space above the wound and tightened a tourniquet until the bleeding stopped.

It was swift, easy and designed to be lifesaving. Hemorrhage is the leading cause of death among trauma sufferers.

“It’s like the Heimlich and CPR; you hope you never need it,” said Wilson, a production technician at Operative Experience in North East, which makes high-tech, life-like simulation dummies that breathe and bleed and teach people the basics of keeping victims alive.

These mannequins are mostly used by the military and other government agencies, but the...

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