Quiz: How well do you know 'Stop the Bleed'?
In the event of an MCI, there may be a number of victims who require immediate treatment to stop life-threatening hemorrhaging
By Police1 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 Police1 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:
Watch Police1's on-demand webinar on the evolution of officer-down training
Find out why all cops should take advantage of FLETC’s tactical medical training
Get up-to-date on the TCCC guidelines that provide officers more tourniquet choices
Reader poll: Cops' increasing role in providing medical care
Find out what you should carry in a GO bag
6 bleeding control products to assist prehospital treatment
Here's how a 'bleed-safe' community can help during an active violence event
Originally published 04/30/2018, this article has been updated