Dr. Jeffrey Myers and Tim WeaverSpeakers for the PSRT 2021 Fall Conference
Stop the Bleed Course Description and Objectives: *The STOP THE BLEED® campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff, 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 and man-made and natural disasters. Advances made by military medicine and research in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed the work of this initiative which exemplifies translation of knowledge back to the homeland to the benefit of the general public. The Department of the Defense owns the STOP THE BLEED® logo and phrase—trademark pending.
In a STOP THE BLEED® course, the focus of the training is to control life threatening bleeding.
This training will demonstrate the actions that you can take to save a life before professional rescuers arrive. You’ll learn three quick techniques to help save a life before someone bleeds out:
(1) How to use your hands to apply pressure to a wound;
(2) How to pack a wound to control bleeding;
(3) How to correctly apply a tourniquet.
These three techniques will empower you to assist in an emergency and potentially save a life.