The video of the Las Vegas Massacre showed ordinary people helping those wounded. A group of paramedics encourages everyone to go through “Stop the Bleed” training.
All day the world watched scenes of Las Vegas play out over and over. Captain Jennifer Everett a paramedic with Gates Ambulance watched through the eyes of a first responder. ” The people that just turned around and were in the crowd enjoying the music. They were first responders, firefighters, EMT, paramedics, police, fire, they just turned around and started helping. ” Everett said.
Everett explains she wants to teach bystanders in a one hour training called “Stop the Bleed”. In this class you will learn how to properly use a tourniquet, pack a wound and seal a chest wound. She says these are usually techniques learned before first responders arrive. “So if you cut an artery you could bleed to death in seconds. Less than four minutes. “
Everett says it’s unfortunate that less than 40% of people nationally receive the proper training. “We say things like that it never happens. What are we doing . It’s becoming more frequent sadly in a America. And we have had 3 episodes here in Rochester. “
Whether you are helping someone else injured or helping yourself you never know whose life you could be saving. “The world is changing and I don;t think that pretending that it’s not going to happen or it can’t happen is yesteryear. ” Everett said.
This is the motto her team lives by, “The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding… is death that could have been prevented. “
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