Nov 14

Hinchcliffe takes personal interest in ‘Stop the Bleed’ initiative

Stop the Bleed

James Hinchcliffe knows something about life-threatening bleeding, so the Verizon IndyCar Series driver was eager to help when asked to promote the national “Stop the Bleed” campaign.

That’s why the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver was recently on the helipad of IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, along with members of the hospital’s trauma unit, demonstrating how simple it is to apply a tourniquet to oneself or someone else in dire bleeding situations.

“The goal is to educate people on tourniquet use, not only how easy it is but how important it is,” Hinchcliffe explained after demonstrating the simplicity of applying a Combat Application Tourniquet to himself. The CAT tourniquet, originally designed for military use, may be applied with one hand.

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source:  Indycar.com