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National Stop the Bleed Day 2018

  • Priscilla Payne Hurd Education Center 801 Ostrum Street Fountain Hill, PA, 18015 United States (map)

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

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

Earlier Event: March 19
Stop the Bleed
Later Event: April 21
Wilderness Medical Care