Stop The Bleed !

Blood loss is the leading cause of preventable death in multiple casualty events, like mass shootings, terrorist attacks and earthquakes. Significant external bleeding can also result from everyday events such as a motorcycle crash, or an industrial accident. Rapid control of bleeding at the scene of the event can be life-saving.

That’s why we’re teaming up with the American College of Surgeons, FEMA, and the US Department of Homeland Security to ensure that:

   • Bystanders have skills and knowledge to provide immediate bleeding control to victims at the scene of an event.
   • Bleeding control supplies are located in all public gathering locations next to Defibrillators (AEDs).
   • Bleeding control education is incorporated into our schools and workplace.
   • People know what to do in an active shooter situation.

Why Stop The Bleed?

Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent.

Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed, can quickly result in death. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, bandages, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes or less.

Anyone at the scene of an emergency can act as an immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do! Stop The Bleed supports President Barack Obama’s policy directive for national preparedness (Presidential Policy Directive 8

Stop The Bleed is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus and is a FREE training program that contains a number of resources contributed by a variety of private and nonprofit partners to help prepare the public in the event of one of these unspeakably tragic events.

Our shared goal is to provide the general public with a One-Stop, online resource to credible information on how to properly control severe bleeding. We hope you will NEVER have the need to use this information, but if you do, at least you will have the assurance that the information is credible and timely - and you will hopefully have taken a FREE Stop The Bleed training class and be able to administer aid in an emergency.

 

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