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First responders offer free classes on how to stop someone from bleeding to death

Mass shootings, like the one last week in Florida, can leave some people feeling nervous.

While mass shootings don’t happen every day, car accidents and industrial accidents do. With all that in mind, hospitals around the country are putting on free workshops to teach people how to prevent someone from bleeding to death.

The goal is to make bleeding control more common knowledge, like the Heimlich maneuver or CPR.

Stateside’s Lindsey Scullen attended one of these classes last month. Listen to her story above. And a warning to sensitive listeners: you’ll hear details of life threatening wounds in this story.

Click here to find a bleeding control class at a hospital near you.

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