Stop the Bleed

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No matter how rapid the arrival of emergency responders, bystanders will always be the first on the scene.  A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so it is vital that bystanders know how to intervene.  UofL Hospital is part of a nationwide campaign called Stop the Bleed, which provides bystanders with the simple steps they can take in an emergency situation to stop life-threatening bleeding.

If you are interested in learning how to act quickly to save lives, fill out the form below to schedule training for your organization.

What is Stop the Bleed?
The Stop the Bleed training consists of a 30-45 minute lecture followed by 30-45 minutes of skill-out stations. The lecture is led by a trauma surgeon or trauma nurse practitioner.  The skill-out stations provide an opportunity to practice the techniques taught in the lecture and include practice with tourniquet placement and practice compressing a simulated bleeding wound.

Who needs to know how to Stop the Bleed?
Everyone!  The material discussed in our training can be graphic, so we recommend participants be at least of high school age.  We have taught to churches, schools, workplaces, law enforcement, and community-based organizations. 

How much does Stop the Bleed training cost?
The training is free to all individuals and organizations.  

Where does the Stop the Bleed training take place?
Our trauma team can come onsite to an organization or we host the training here in the hospital.

Upcoming community training
UofL Hospital Trauma Center will host a Stop the Bleed class open to the community from from 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. on October 28, 2019 in the UofL Ambulatory Care Building (550 South Jackson Street).  All participants completing the class will receive a free bleeding control kit.
If you are interested in attending the class, please RSVP before October 21, 2019.  Space is limited. Reserve your spot soon by emailing your name to

For more information, contact:
Kim Denzik
Trauma Program Manager
(502) 562-7080 

Annabelle Pike
Injury Prevention Manager
(502) 562-7088