'Stop the Bleed' program teaches people first aid in the event of a major emergency

A registered nurse from New Jersey is taking it upon himself to teach others what to do during an emergency.

News 12 Staff

Oct 12, 2022, 2:24 AM

Updated 651 days ago

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A registered nurse from New Jersey is taking it upon himself to teach others what to do during an emergency.
The Stop the Bleed training program was created in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting that killed 26 students and faculty members in Connecticut. The purpose is to prevent further tragedy by providing a victim with immediate medical attention.
“Accidents frequently happen, and they happen when you least expect them,” says registered nurse Gary Monteleone.
The program teaches people how to prevent blood loss in the event of an emergency. Many may not know that someone with a critical wound can bleed out and die within minutes.
News 12 spoke with one man whose life was saved by someone who had taken the training.
John Esposito Jr. nearly suffered fatal wounds when he was struck by a car in December 2021.
“Someone called 911 really quick and the ambulance got there. They placed the tourniquet on there to stop the bleeding,” he says.
“This class really applies to anyone who's willing and able to save lives,” Monteleone says.
For more information about the Stop the Bleed program, visit the organization's website.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Gary Monteleone founded the Stop the Bleed program.


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