Massachusetts school nurses receive mass shooting trauma training

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Massachusetts school nurses receive mass shooting trauma training. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News at 5 a.m. on August 30, 2018.

School nurses in Massachusetts received a trauma training they hope to never use.

Combat medics showed nurses how to treat multiple gunshot victims in a mass shooting situation.

They learned how to properly pack wounds, open airways and apply tourniquets.

The nurses say the "stop the bleeding" course should be universal.

The instructors say after a mass shooting, it is the nearby bystanders who can help in those vital first few moments.

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