Stop The Bleed. Save A Life.

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With 3 quick actions, you can be trained to save a life. The number 1 cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding. Sign up for a course and train to Stop the Bleed.

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A bleeding injury can happen anywhere. We’ve all seen it happen too often—on the news or in everyday life. Life-threatening bleeding can happen in people injured in serious accidents or disasters. Instead of being a witness, you can become an immediate responder because you know how to stop bleeding.

A Stop the Bleed course is for people who are interested in learning this lifesaving skill. The American College of Surgeons Stop the Bleed campaign has trained over 1 million people including students, teachers, and community groups. We are committed to training anyone who is old enough to understand what the course teaches and is interested in learning how to stop the bleed and save a life.

In a Stop the Bleed course, you’ll learn three quick techniques to help save a life before someone bleeds out:

  1. How to use your hands to apply pressure to a wound;
  2. How to pack a wound to control bleeding;
  3. How to correctly apply a tourniquet.

These three techniques will empower you to assist in an emergency and potentially save a life.

Our instructors will teach you live—in person, using training materials specially developed to teach bleeding control techniques. They will not only instruct you, they will be available to check your movements as you practice three different bleeding control actions. They will keep working with you until you demonstrate the correct skills to stop bleeding and save a life.
The Course is offered for free.