Stop The Bleed

Stop The BLEED

The ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council staff and The White House. 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, whether they are man-made or natural disasters. The advances made by Military Medicine and research in the field of hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is now being translated back to the Homeland to benefit the general public.

Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes.

We strongly believe the public can and should act as immediate responders to stop bleeding from all hazards, including active shooter and intentional mass casualty events.

By Partnering up with the American College of Surgeons, The Committee on Trauma, and the Hartford Consensus our shared goal is to provide you with credible and realistic awareness in bleeding control and how to perform life-saving techniques in the event that you are a witness to one of these unspeakable events