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Born from the tragedy of gun violence, this program teaches children how to stop a wound from bleeding out

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When visiting a school in Rocklin, California, a trauma nurse taught third-grade students how to stop bleeding wounds. The lesson, called “Stop the Bleed,” aims to prepare students for emergency situations. The nurse initiated the curriculum after watching a special about the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting and realizing the importance of equipping children with life-saving skills. The “Stop the Bleed” campaign, which originated from the tragedy at Sandy Hook, aims to train people in bleeding control techniques, including the use of tourniquets and wound packing. The curriculum has been implemented in schools across the United States.