Soundbites: Stop the bleed, save a life
A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. That’s why every second counts when someone is injured in a disaster or a mass shooting, especially because emergency services often are spread thin in those moments. The Stop the Bleed program trains the public in basic bleeding control techniques to be ready to help in case something terrible happens.
Eileen Bulger, chief of trauma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, explains what the program is and why it’s important in an emergency.