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Westside High students learn basic trauma procedures

Students learned ways to apply a tourniquet, to pack a wound with gauze and applying pressure to stop bleeding.

No matter how fast emergency crews respond, bystanders are usually the first on the scene. That's why life-saving techniques are important to learn.

Thursday afternoon, Westside High School students were learning basic trauma procedures.

Members of Nebraska Medicine's trauma team are teaching the kids how to control bleeding to prevent death.

Students learned ways to apply a tourniquet, to pack a wound with gauze and applying pressure to stop bleeding.

"I haven't been in one of these situations, but I think now I do have this information," Gabby Henderson said. "I will be totally prepared for any situation that comes my way."

The Nebraska Medicine Trauma team presents this program free to businesses, colleges and other organizations that want to learn.


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