Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so quickly stopping the bleeding is critical. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide immediate care if they are equipped with the appropriate training and resources.
Anyone wanting to prepare to help someone with significant illness or injury following events such as:
Active shooter or other act of violence Construction accident Vehicle accident Winery / industrial accident ATV, hunting, boating or other recreational accident Drug overdose Other medical emergencies
(not intended for first responders or medical professionals)
WHAT YOU RECEIVE:
Instructor-led, “hands-on” course covering:
Adult CPR and AED use Adult Choke Saving Optional module in Child CPR/AED and Choke Saving Optional module in Infant CPR and Choke Saving Adult First Aid Basics Medical emergencies Injury emergencies Environmental emergencies Preparing for a violent incident or accident Immediate actions following an incident Bleeding control techniques Treating for shock and other injuries