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Campaign Aims To Teach People How To Respond In An Emergency

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A nationwide campaign is underway to teach people how to respond in emergencies.

The Stop The Bleed Program teaches the public how to pack a wound, apply a tourniquet or a piece of cloth to control bleeding until help arrives.

The program was created after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Doctors say in everyday events, like car accidents or a bad fall, victims die within minutes of trauma.

Trauma experts say the goal is to make this training as common as CPR.

For information on classes, click here.

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