'Stop the Bleeding' campaign teaches tourniquet techniques

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - First responders helped save countless lives by stopping shooting victims from bleeding to death at the Las Vegas massacre Sunday. Now experts in Tucson are teaching people how to apply tourniquets in emergency situations.

Training sessions show how to use a constricting or compressing device to control arterial and venous blood flow. A properly applied tourniquet can mean the difference between life and death.

Susan Kinkade, who represents Banner University Medical Center and the campaign, said a properly applied tourniquet can mean the difference between life and death.

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