University of Maryland Shock Trauma and the U.S. Army partnered Monday to teach students how to save a life with bleeding control techniques, critical in a time of emergency.
Held on the main campus of Loyola University, Loyola and Townson University students participated in the national Stop the Bleed campaign. Similar to how someone learns and performs CPR, medical officials said it is important for the public to learn proper bleeding control techniques, such as how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. This is critical in a situation where a medical response is delayed and if bleeding is not stopped within just 5 to 10 minutes could increase the chances of death.
Members of the community are encouraged to participate in free Stop the Bleed training courses offered by Shock Trauma that includes hands-on instruction and visual presentations. To register head to their website.