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…becoming the beginning of the trauma care chain of survival.
During Stop the Bleed training, you will learn how to:
Determine if an area is safe for you to proceed toward a victim to provide assistance
Identify any nearby tools to assist you such as a publicly placed bleeding control kit or everyday items that can be used to control bleeding.
Use your hands to apply direct pressure at the site of the wound to stop bleeding
Pack a deep wound with cloth or gauze to control bleeding
Correctly apply a tourniquet to an injured limb to stop bleeding