Nurses Trained To 'Stop The Bleed' During A Possible School Shooting

Posted at 5:56 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 18:58:39-04

Nurses in Metro Nashville Public Schools are being trained a new skill in light of recent mass shootings in schools.

It's part of a national campaign called "Stop the Bleed." It teaches nurses how to apply tourniquets in the case of a major injury.

Tourniquets stop the flow of blood, preventing a person from bleeding out. Vanderbilt trauma team members were on hand to help teach. 

Nurses say when seconds matter, knowledge like this could save a life. The Department of Homeland security wants the general public to be trained to respond to major bleeding.

They say it'll save lives in incidents ranging from accidents on the playground to active shooters.