STOP THE BLEED... how much do YOU know?
Including STOP THE BLEED training and supplies in your school's emergency planning process is one of the most straight forward ways to prepare for the unexpected. Take our short assessment to test how well you understand the STOP THE BLEED program and how a relatively small investment of resources can help save lives.
About STOP THE BLEED®
Make a difference. Save a life.The STOP THE BLEED® is a national awareness campaign and call to action launched by the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security. Much like CPR training provides the knowledge to respond to cardiac emergencies, STOP THE BLEED is a grassroots effort that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before medical professionals arrive.
The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters.
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 in as little as 3 minutes, making it imperative to know how to quickly stop the blood loss.
Advances made by military medicine and research in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed the work of this initiative. With these lessons learned, a small investment of time (60-90 minutes for a basic SBT class!) combined with a licensed STB kit can be the difference between life and death.
Research has shown that bystanders, with little or no medical training, can become heroic lifesavers. Improving public awareness about how to stop severe bleeding and expanding personal and public access to the right equipment can be the difference.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE.
STOP THE BLEED®
May 23, 2024 is National Stop The Bleed Day