Students learn to stop bleeding in emergency situations
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - TCALC students learned how to stop bleeding in an emergency situation.
A Topeka Public Schools officer taught them about the proper procedures for dealing with a bleeding emergency as part of the ‘Stop the Bleed’ program.
Trainer Sgt. Gary Williams says he has run into more bleeding situations in his daily life than on duty, and the training may help save a life in one of those situations.
“Even if they kind of remember a little bit about the training they did today in the real world, and they at least make an attempt, that’s better than just letting somebody die from loss of blood," Williams said. "I think that’s the beauty of this program, is it’s at least giving people a sense of ‘Hey, I can help, I can do this, I can maybe save somebody’s life.’”
Williams says anybody could run into a situation that calls for this kind of training.
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