Connecticut cops expand training to stop bleeding

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state troopers say training they’ve received on how to stop bleeding from major injuries has helped them save many lives.

The troopers are among officers nationwide who are learning how to use tourniquets and gauze with bleeding-stopping chemicals. Hemorrhage control training for police has seen a resurgence over the past year, following recommendations made in Hartford by a group of medical and law enforcement experts.

Three Connecticut troopers recently received awards for using a tourniquet to save the life of a woman in Lisbon who severely damaged her arms on a table saw in a suicide attempt.

The experts in Hartford were brought together by the American College of Surgeons in the aftermath of mass shootings and recommended that all police receive bleeding control training.

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