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, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. We will give you hands-on training in simple life-saving techniques. Training topics include how to identify a life-threatening bleed and how to stop severe bleeding by: applying direct pressure, using a tourniquet, using hemostatic dressings, wound packing, applying a pressure dressing.
"Stop the Bleed" is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives. It is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons, the Committee on Trauma, and the Hartford Consensus™. More information can be found at bleedingcontrol.org.
National Stop The Bleed Day brings Bleeding Control (B-CON) Instructors and students together for a day of training. Free of charge. More information can be found at stopthebleedday.org.