By PoliceOne Staff
One of the most important things police officers need to have when it comes to saving a life is knowledge of bleeding control techniques. In the event of a mass casualty incident, there may be a number of victims who require immediate treatment to stop life-threatening hemorrhaging. From proper use of tourniquets to treating blood loss with a trauma kit, here’s a quick quiz on bleeding control. Most of this information comes from Stop the Bleed, a national awareness campaign aimed at encouraging bystanders to become trained in bleeding control techniques in the event of an MCI or other mass emergency.
Want to learn even more? Check out the PoliceOne Academy, which features multiple online courses on the use of tourniquets and other tactical medical topics. You can schedule a free P1A demo here.
How did you do? Make sure to share your results and challenge your colleagues to match or beat your score, and check out the following articles to further expand your knowledge:
6 bleeding control products to assist prehospital treatment
How a ‘bleed-safe’ community can help during an active violence event
How Boston Marathon led to widespread adoption of tourniquets
Saving lives in the tactical space: Training to use tourniquets
A review of tactical tourniquets
Why every cop should carry a tourniquet