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Some Coventry School Deaths Might Have Been Prevented
Schools and Public Places Should Follow Lead of University of Maryland
But some of those lives probably might been saved, and countless needless deaths prevented in the future, if only schools and public places would take the same basic precaution as several schools have, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf; nevertheless noting that not enough is yet known about the timeline and injuries in the Nashville shooting to make even a tentative assessment.
Without disparaging efforts to reduce the availability of AR-15 and other assault rifles, or at least trying to keep them out of the hands of unstable individuals, it's time to recognize that wounds from these weapons are very different from those caused by most other firearms, and so special measures must be taken within minutes after a shooting to save the lives of their victims.
That's why many public health experts have created the Stop The Bleed Coalition.
For these reasons, the Coalition and other experts strongly recommend that schools and other public places have ready-made and easy-to-use tourniquets which can be applied immediately by lay persons to prevent blood loss and subsequent exsanguination within minutes - long before m
The Coalition and other experts strongly recommend that schools and other public places have ready-made and easy-to-use tourniquets which can be applied immediately by lay persons to prevent blood loss and subsequent exsanguination within minutes - long before medics can arrive and take over.
Indeed, to make it easy for untrained teachers and other bystanders to stop the bleeding quickly before the victims bleed to death, the organization has even developed StopTheBleed kits which contain tourniquets, other necessary supplies, and clear instructions.
These StopTheBleed kits are similar in concept to the ubiquitous AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)
The law professor also notes that, if their failure make such advance preparations can be shown to have caused a person to bleed to death during a mass shooting, there can be mass liability for the negligent institution.
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