Seminar to educate public on tourniquets and how to respond to active shooter
Dr. Walter Biffl, trauma medical director at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla joined Good Morning San Diego to answer questions about the Stop the Bleed Day seminar.
March 31 is national Stop the Bleed Day – Up to 20 percent of trauma deaths could be prevented each year with effective bleeding control. Bystanders often are the first people available to offer help to a person who is bleeding, and a person can died from loss of blood within five minutes. So it’s important to quickly stop blood loss.
Just like learning CPR, knowledge and a little training about how to apply a tourniquet can keep an injured person alive until first responders arrive.