With 3 quick actions, you can be trained to save a life. The number 1 cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding. That’s why we want to train you how to STOP THE BLEED®.
The STOP THE BLEED® Interactive Course guides you through the three methods of bleeding control using video demonstrations, interactive learning, and spontaneous quizzes.
Leaders from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the ACS Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) have updated their recommendations for STOP THE BLEED® Courses.
Apply Pressure with Hands
Pack Wound and Press
What stops bleeding? In a STOP THE BLEED® course, 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.
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A STOP THE BLEED® course is for people who are interested in learning this lifesaving skill. The American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED® campaign has trained over 1 million people including students, teachers, and community groups. We are committed to training anyone who is old enough to understand what the course teaches and is interested in learning how to STOP THE BLEED® and save a life.
Help others learn how to stop the bleed by becoming an instructor. If you’ve taken a STOP THE BLEED® course and you’re in one of our approved instructor categories, you are eligible to become an instructor. By teaching others how to STOP THE BLEED®, you are empowering the public to become immediate responders.