VIGILINT’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, David Thompson (MPAS, PA-C) discusses the origin of the National Stop the Bleed Day (March 31) and why the bystanders’ role is so vitally important in saving a life in the case of a traumatic bleeding event.

This video shows how to apply a commercial tourniquet (when it is readily available) and also shows what to use for an improvised tourniquet (the more likely scenario).

William David Thompson, VIGILINT’s Vice President Medical Affairs and Deputy Chief Medical Officer demonstrates how to apply a tourniquet in a life threatening situation.