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CPD officers learn to 'stop the bleed' and save lives

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Stop the bleed, save a life.

That's the goal of a nationwide campaign that will now be used by police officers across the city.

Cincinnati Police officers showed their new skills on Wednesday, after training on the techniques of bleeding control with the use of tourniquets.

"It's a tremendous thing and we couldn't be more grateful for it," said Chief Eliot Isaac.

UC Health donated 650 military-grade tourniquets for officers to use on scenes of car accidents, shootings and other traumatic injuries.

"When you actually get the training, you really see that it is really a simple thing to do and it can really save lives," said Chief Isaac.

A patient can die in less than five minutes if bleeding is not control, according to the National Trauma Institute.

"In my 28 years with the department I've seen a number of people that have suffered from injuries, from catastrophic bleeding and if the opportunity would have been there to really stop that, those lives could have been saved," said Isaac.

The Stop the Bleed training could eventually be expanded to include all non-clinical members of the community, like students, parents and senior citizens.

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