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...