Experts have learned that a staggering amount of victims who died in mass killing events had potentially survivable wounds that were not addressed in time to save the victim.
The goal of this national program is to turn everyday bystanders into immediate responders at the scene of wounding before professional first responders arrive. This step will improve the survivability of victims with severe bleeding by staunching the bleeding before the victim is irrecoverable.
This knowledge translates equally to saving lives during natural disasters, everyday emergencies, and violent incidents.
EVERYONE! Stop the Bleed is for everyone mature enough to grasp the concepts of bleeding and how to manage it.
Many high school districts nationwide have added this course to their curriculum. Companies and church groups have also embraced the course.
It is an approximately 90-minute course including a formal presentation and hands-on practice of direct pressure application, wound packing, and use of a tourniquet.
The course was developed for a nonmedical audience to address the needs of the immediate responder to control life-threatening bleeding until help arrives.
Some of the training devices may use water or simulated blood to help you determine if your intervention effectively addressed the bleeding wound.
We will not intentionally gross you out with an endless series of graphic slides of injury pictures.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT) is leading the working group.
The campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff, The White House, the Department of Defense, and the Hartford Consensus.
Advances made by military medicine and research in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed the work of this initiative which exemplifies translation of knowledge back to the homeland to the benefit of the general public.
We request $30/student to help defray the cost of the expensive, state-of-the-art training devices we use that help you get the most out of your hands-on training. We hope to keep adding more and better devices to improve your learning experience.