Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed


35% of all victims die due to severe bleeding before they get to a hospital or emergency room.

The U.S. Central Command in 2005 mandated that all individuals deploying to a combat theater be equipped with tourniquets and homeostatic dressings.

By the end of 2011 preventable deaths from extremity hemorrhage had dropped from the 7.8 percent noted in the previously mentioned Kelly study to 2.6 percent, a decrease of 67 percent.

About 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 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, dressings, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes.

However, anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do. is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus and contains diagrams, news, videos, and other resources contributed by a variety of other private and nonprofit partners to help prepare you in the event you are witness to one of these unspeakable events.

Course Requirements: No previous training required.

Included in the course: Training Booklet & Certificate (endorsed by The American College of Surgeons). is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons, the Committee on Trauma, and the Hartford Consensus™.