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Active-duty Army surgeon teaches River Hill students how to 'Stop the Bleed'

Active-duty Army surgeon teaches River Hill students how to 'Stop the Bleed'

Shuffling into health class Tuesday morning at River Hill High School, ninth-graders were asked a question that left many at a standstill: What would you do if you saw someone in need who was severely bleeding?

Some students remained silent, while others suggested calling 911 to get the wounded to the nearest hospital for treatment.

“If someone is bleeding significantly, they can die before the EMS or any other medical person arrives,” responded Col. Kyle Remick, an active Army trauma surgeon with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center who was a guest in the classroom. “It’s that window of several minutes that you have as a bystander where you can stop bleeding and...

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