Emergency bleeding control basics for civilians, emergency responders and law enforcement
Stop the Bleed is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus with the aim of empowering civilians to act quickly and effectively to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation, such as when someone severely cuts themselves, an active shooter is involved or during a mass casualty event. Death from bleeding can happen within just five to 10 minutes, but if civilian bystanders (often the first people on the scene) as well as emergency responders/law enforcement are equipped with basic tools for stopping the bleeding, lives may be saved.
At both Main Line Health Trauma Centers located at Lankenau Medical Center and Paoli Hospital, our Stop the Bleed instructors offer basic bleeding control training, such as how to apply pressure as well as use dressings and tourniquets to stop severe bleeding in an emergency situation.
Register for an Upcoming In-Person Stop the Bleed training class
Our training teams work closely with EMS (emergency medical services) personnel and other county organizations to provide training on basic bleeding control to our community members, youth groups and schools.
New to our training options is the Online STOP THE BLEED® Interactive Course! This course guides you through the three methods of bleeding control using video demonstrations, interactive learning, and spontaneous quizzes. It offers individuals the option to fulfill the lecture portion requirement of the course without having to travel. At the conclusion of the course, participants will receive an automatic email with their final quiz results. Participants must bring this document with them to the hands-on skills session to receive a certificate of completion after they have completed the skills-only portion of the course.
As this online course fulfills only the lecture portion, you do not receive a certificate of completion until you attend the hands-on skills portion of the course which can be scheduled below.