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What is “Stop the Bleed”?

What is “Stop the Bleed”?
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s Medical Director of Trauma Demonstrates
Lifesaving Techniques for Emergency Situations

In the wake of the recent mass shooting tragedies that have struck California, knowing life saving techniques for emergencies is more important than ever. Dr. Michael Jimenez, medical director of trauma at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, hosted a “Stop the Bleed” demonstration of how to use a tourniquet and gauze to stop severe bleeding until first responders arrive.

What is “Stop the Bleed”?

“Stop the Bleed” is a government-initiated campaign with the goal to stop major hemorrhaging through the use of tourniquets and properly applied pressure. The class is designed to teach anyone from youth to healthcare professionals how to stop life-threatening bleeding.

Why is “Stop the Bleed” important?

Trauma is the leading cause of death in people under the age of 45. Injuries from car crashes, falls, burns and other accidents take more lives than heart disease and cancer combined. In life threatening injuries or excessive bleeding, knowing how to stop a severe bleed can mean the difference between life and death. The course aims to teach the public techniques using a tourniquet to stop life-threatening bleeding until health professionals arrive.

Learn more about our “Stop the Bleed” program.

See our coverage here:

CBS Los Angeles – Stop the Bleed