Stop the Bleed
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 medical professional. ¬†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 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.