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Hartford Hospital holds ‘Stop the Bleed’ demonstrations for Trauma Awareness Day

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Wednesday is Trauma Awareness Day!

Local clinicians at Hartford Hospital held demonstrations on how to “Stop the Bleed,” including how to use a tourniquet.

Related: Connecticut Families Extra: Overcoming childhood trauma

In the event of a bleeding emergency, they say to follow these steps.

  1. Call 911
  2. Assess the situation and do what you can to control the bleeding with direct pressure
  3. worst case scenario, use a tourniquet

They also teamed up with the National Shooting Sports Foundation to speak about firearm safety.

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