The Criminal Justice program 1st Responder class is currently learning how to assess a patient and treat trauma before the ambulance arrives. The methods are M.A.S. (Massive bleeding - Airway - Stretcher) and S.T.A.R.T. (Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment.) Today we covered use of a tourniquet for an arterial bleed and an improvised pressure bandage for a venous bleed.