During a crisis, no matter how quickly professional emergency responders arrive, bystanders will always be first on the scene. This Stop the Bleed class teaches you simple actions to stop life-threatening blood loss, enabling you immediately to help save a life.
Stop the Bleed Class Description
The course combines lecture and hands-on skills training. In it, you’ll learn how to:
- Recognize life-threatening bleeding
- Apply direct pressure to wounds
- Pack a wound
- Apply a tourniquet
You don’t need any prior medical knowledge or training to take the course.
The one-time course provides you with the knowledge and skills to help save a life. All age groups can attend. Everyone receives a certificate at the end of the course.
Location and Class Times
All current Stop the Bleed classes are suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. We will resume class offerings at a later date so please check back for registration information.
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Learn More About Stop the Bleed
A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. Therefore, it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.
According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46.
Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. The Stop the Bleed campaign cultivates grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
For More Information
For more information, contact Debi Tuggle, Trauma Services coordinator, at DTuggle@utmck.edu.