Learning to STOP THE BLEED® is a lifesaving skill. The number 1 cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding. With 3 quick actions, you can be trained and empowered to save a life.
Anyone! STOP THE BLEED® courses are available to anyone interested in learning to control life-threatening bleeding.
There's no minimum age requirement for the STOP THE BLEED® course, although we do recommend letting parents/guardians know about the graphic images and content included in the presentation. Instructors have taught the class to kids of all ages!
If you have taken a STOP THE BLEED® Course and are interested in becoming an instructor, please see our eligibility criteria found in the instructor application here stopthebleed.org - (bleedingcontrol.org).
Most STOP THE BLEED® courses last no longer than 90 minutes. A formal presentation is followed by hands-on practice of applying direct pressure, packing a wound, and using a tourniquet to stop bleeding.
Typically, there is no charge for most STOP THE BLEED® courses. However, sometimes expenses are incurred to hold one. Check with your local instructors to see if there is a fee for their courses. All our instructors volunteer their time and expertise to teach STB training.
The STOP THE BLEED® website contains upcoming courses. Use our Find a Course tool to search for one that’s near you. Courses are updated on a regular basis, so you can check back again if you don’t find a course that matches your schedule or is close by. If you don’t find a course in your town or city, try searching by zip code or state.
Registration may differ with each individual course. You can find the registration information by clicking on the class profile. If the class includes a registration link or a phone number, please be sure to fill out the registration form or call the phone number provided. If the class allows walk-ins, you should not be required to register.
STOP THE BLEED® is a grassroots effort. If you don’t see a course available near you, contact your local hospital and ask for one to be held in your local community.
It’s easy to set up a STOP THE BLEED® course for your local group. There are tens of thousands of instructors around the U.S. and world. You can find someone nearby to come teach a course for your group by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
A virtual lecture portion of the STOP THE BLEED® course is now available. We offer an online interactive course which can be found here Online Course | Stop the Bleed. Please use our Find a Course tool to search for upcoming classes. The skills portion of the STOP THE BLEED® course is still an in-person requirement to complete the course and receive a certificate.
Please reach out to the instructor of your course for a copy of your STOP THE BLEED® course completion certificate.
We do not provide instructor certificates. Please use the approval email you received with your instructor ID number as proof of instructor status.
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