Everyone! No training or medical background of any kind is required to take this class. Severe bleeding injuries can result from natural and man-made disasters and from everyday accidents, as well as from catastrophic and terrorist incidents. If left unmanaged, they can kill within minutes, potentially before trained responders can arrive. Bystanders who have been provided with basic tools and information on the simple steps they can take in an emergency situation to stop life threatening bleeding can save lives!
Research has shown that bystanders – even with very little medical training – can become heroic lifesavers. Similar to the success of CPR or the use of an AED, improving public awareness about how to stop severe bleeding and expanding both personal and public access to bleeding control kits can be the difference between life and death for an injured person.
Everyone! Learning to control bleeding is an essential skill that anyone can apply to save lives, just like CPR.
Note: We recommend a minimum age of 13 or 14 due to the graphic nature of some of the slides in the presentation; however, we permit parents to make the final decision as to whether or not to enroll their children. Children under the age of 16 must take the course with a parent or guardian.
Stop the Bleed is a free training program. The cost of the course is free, but we are asking for a donation to help cover the cost of the facility and supplies needed for the course, and we do require that all participants register. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be emailed a Certificate of Completion. Register now - Space is limited!
We have several ways to register:
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