Find more information and lots of Stop the Bleed resources at the American Trauma Society website
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.
Stop the Bleed is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives.
Remember to be aware of your surroundings and move yourself and the injured person to safety, if necessary.
CLICK HERE to download an info-graphic from Homeland Security about hemorrhage control.
Members of the NCRTAC are mobilizing to offer Stop the Bleed hemorrhage control classes to the public and public organizations across the region. The goal of the NCRTAC and the American College of Surgeons is that every citizen knows how to stop severe hemorrhage before EMS responders arrive.
The Stop the Bleed course is a one-hour, hands-on class designed for the general public. No previous healthcare training is needed. Contact the NCRTAC for more information about holding a Stop the Bleed course in your area.