Stop The Bleed
Recognize life-threatening bleed and take immediate action using tourniquets, including how to perform dressings, and wound packing.
Severe Bleeding from any cause, can be terrifying. A Canadian study found that 16% of trauma deaths, about 2,400 per year in Canada, might have been prevented if the victims had received effective bleeding control interventions. Whether it be from an active shooter or explosive event, if response is delayed results can be fatal. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within 5 to 10 minutes. Stop the Bleed is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus that provides the public the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation and save lives. The public can now learn proper bleeding control using techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets.
- This educational program is designed to train and equip bystanders to provide life-saving bleeding control before paramedics arrive on scene.
- Participants will be able to assess for scene safety, active shooter, bio-hazards, locate and assess the bleed, life threatening bleed and when to use tourniquet, hemostatic dressings, packing wounds and bandaging.
- Participants will learn to stop the bleed skills with realistic equipment that actually bleeds theatrical blood. Another device is used to pack deep wounds.
- 4hr workshop: Minimum of 8 and max of 12 participants.
- Certification will be provided/approved by Code 8 Emergency Medical Response System (stopthebleedcanada.com).
- Equipment: Stop the bleed kit available upon request