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April 2017

Stop the bleed campaign looks to save lives
WBRC, April 25, 2017

"That's why the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus have launched a campaign known as 'Stop the Bleed.'

They're advocating placing trauma kits containing things like gauze, gloves, and tourniquets in public places, much like AEDs (automated external defibrillators) are now."

Richmond-Lenox EMS brings lifesaving kits to northern Macomb County
The Voice, April 23, 2017

"When someone suffers an injury to a major artery they can easily bleed to death within five minutes if not properly treated. That’s where the 'Stop the Bleed' kits come in.

In a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives, the 'Stop the Bleed' program was adopted by the U.S. government in 2015."

Tourniquet training for teachers
WTAJ, April 21, 2017

"The Stop the Bleed program started in 2016 after an order by President Obama, specifically in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Thursday, teachers at Greater Johnstown High School received the Stop the Bleed kits. The entire staff completed the Stop the Bleed training back in March."

You know CPR. Now firefighters want you to treat shooting and bombing victims
Los Angeles Times, April 15, 2017

"In 2015, the White House launched a national 'Stop the Bleed' campaign, which aims to encourage Americans to treat bleeding after a serious injury, before first responders show up. They want people to be able to find the source of someone’s bleeding and apply pressure with a bandage and then a tourniquet if the bleeding doesn’t stop."

New campaign called ‘Stop the Bleed’ is already saving lives
WBBJ-TV, April 11, 2017

"First responders say you can help save someone’s life in a traumatic bleeding situation if you have the right tools. That’s why they’re educating the public on how to do it."

Being prepared: Jewish agencies take steps on security services
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 10, 2017

"In a related training, the federation joined with others, including local UPMC doctors and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, to promote 'stop the bleed' awareness. Since police responding to a mass-casualty attack have to focus on stopping the shooter and emergency medical workers can’t get to the scene right away, it’s often incumbent on civilians to do what they can to stop life-threatening hemorrhaging through pressure or a tourniquet."

Jacobi, CB 10 hosts ‘Stop the Bleed’ training
Bronx Times, April 2, 2017

"An American College of Surgeons’ initiative known as Stop the Bleed, which trains civilians in identification and treatment of life-threating wounds, was brought to Co-op City at Bartow Community Center on Thursday, March 30."

March 2017

Palm Beach residents taught lifesaving tactics at Stop the Bleed event
Palm Beach Daily News, March 29, 2017

"Patients can die from bleeding in five to seven minutes but applying pressure to a wound can save lives, experts say.

That’s why local surgeons and officials from Palm Beach Fire-Rescue and the Palm Beach Police Department are encouraging residents and business owners to learn how to treat victims of major arterial injuries through the Stop the Bleed program."

UPMC partnership to provide clotting gauze to 1,000 schools
Pittsburgh Business Times, March 28, 2017

"The program, developed in association with the American College of Surgeons, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the White House's 'Stop the Bleed' campaign, ensures schools in the region align with guidelines established by the Hartford Consensus, a set of recommendations meant to increase survivability during a mass casualty event."

Palm Beach merchants to learn how to ‘Stop the Bleed’
Palm Beach Daily News, March 24, 2017

"The Greater South County Road Association is hosting an event next week focused on introducing residents and businesses to the Stop the Bleed program. Stop the Bleed is a nationwide program developed by the American College of Surgeons to teach people what to do if someone is bleeding to death."

Queen Anne’s County Department of Health purchases public access bleeding control kits
The Star Democrat, March 20, 2017

"The Queen Anne’s County Department of Health recently announced the purchase of public access bleeding control kits for county public schools.

The action taken is a proactive approach to emergency preparedness. Should an incident ever occur involving multiple casualties in the county’s public schools, having these kits on hand will be critical in minimizing potential impact."

Turn Bystander Helplessness into Heroism by 'Stopping the Bleed'
UK HealthCare, March 13, 2017

"Members of the UK Healthcare Trauma program are offering a course called Stop the Bleed, an initiative developed by the American College of Surgeons and The Hartford Consensus to train the public. The classes are open to anyone in the community interested in developing life-saving skills and the first classes will be held at Tates Creek High School on March 28-29."

BRCC police department gets first-aid gear, March 9, 2017

"The C-A-T Gen 7 tourniquet is designed so that it may be used solely by the officer or person carrying it and in situations where no one else is available to assist. It is particularly critical when a traumatic injury from a serious auto accident, fall or gunshot wound results in a life-and-death situation due to massive blood loss."

Health First trains public on how to 'Stop the Bleed'
Florida Today, March 3, 2017

"The Hartford Consensus, a 2014 joint committee of experts brought together by the American College of Surgeons, is stressing Stop the Bleed education nationwide. The thought? The more people equipped to control bleeding in an emergency, the better off we’ll all fare."

Cherokee students get first-hand look at Holston Valley Trauma Services
Rogersville Review, March 1, 2017

"On Feb. 7, Cherokee High School Health Science students attended a bleeding-control class at Holston Valley Medical center’s Trauma Services Department in Kingsport.

While in attendance, the students received an industry certification for a program called 'Stop the Bleed,' according to Tommie Loudy, RN, BSN, Cherokee’s Health Science Educator and HOSA adviser."

February 2017

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Participate in Bleeding Control Simulations
American College of Surgeons, February 28, 2017

"Leaders of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Committee on Trauma (COT) hosted a Congressional Briefing to highlight the ACS and Hartford Consensus bleeding control program. Congressional participants included Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, Michael Burgess, MD (R-TX), Ranking Member Gene Green (D-TX), and Reps. Richard Hudson (R-NC), and Bill Flores (R-TX), members of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Lawmakers had the opportunity to participate in simulations on how to treat multiple severe bleeding injuries."

Health Notes: JSO officer receives Stop the Bleed Award for his use of a tournaquet
Florida Times-Union, February 21, 2017

"TraumaOne and UF Health Jacksonville honored a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office member last week for his use of a life-saving technique now being taught by trauma personnel and University of Florida surgeons as part of the national Stop the Bleed campaign, which is dedicated to saving lives through the proper use of tourniquets."

'Stop the Bleed' program to help save lives in Orlando
NEWS 13, February 20, 2017

"In response to the lives lost in the Pulse tragedy, Orlando medical professionals are launching a new way to train people to save lives...The program is called Stop the Bleed. Initially launched by President Barack Obama’s administration in 2015, the program is designed to teach regular people how to control bleeding for a person in need."

Surgeons Lobby to Get Tourniquet Kits in Georgia Schools
US News & World Report, February 12, 2017

"The Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons was at the Capitol last week lobbying for $1 million to install 5-10 small tourniquet kits in each of the 2,000 public schools in Georgia."

Mission Viejo employees trained to help public during an emergency or disaster
Aliso Laguna News, February 4, 2017

"As part of an ongoing effort to prepare for emergencies and disasters, the city of Mission Viejo held a bleeding control class this week for employees.

Led by Mission Hospital Medical Director Dr. Sheik Trauma, the free class was designed to better prepare staff to respond to emergency medical situations like a mass causality event or natural disaster."

Stop the Bleed Campaign
KRIS 6 NEWS, February 2, 2017

"Stop the Bleeding - it's a campaign organized by first responders, law enforcement, the government and the American College of Surgeons in response to mass shootings and other tragedies with multiple victims.

The theory is that even a bystander can save a life if they make an effort to stop the bleeding."

January 2017

Saving a life when minutes can make a difference
10/11 News, January 27, 2017

"Often times when someone sees an accident, they call 911 and do not help the victim, since they think they could make things worse. But a national campaign called "Stop the Bleed" says there are things you can do to save a person's life while they wait for professional help."

Advocates lobby legislators for trauma kits to reduce school fatalities
Atlanta Daily World, January 23, 2017

“Every minute counts when a person is losing blood, and simple access to a tourniquet in a mass shooting or explosion could reduce loss of life dramatically. This is why the Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons will have trauma surgeons and advocates from across the state meet at the Georgia State Capitol on Feb. 7, to encourage legislators to Stop the Bleed and allocate $1 million from the Super Speeder fund to place tourniquet kits in all Georgia schools and train teachers and staff on bleeding control.”

Lessons in lifesaving: Central Cambria staff members get instruction in tourniquet use (VIDEO)
Tribune-Democrat, January 14, 2017

"Tourniquets and hemostatic dressings are becoming standard equipment for school first aid kits, Dr. Russell Dumire told Central Cambria School District staff on Friday during 'Stop the Bleed' training."

Stop the Bleed campaign aims to save lives
KVUE, January 12, 2017

"In any emergency situation, time is precious—including the moments before paramedics arrive. That's why the national 'Stop the Bleed' campaign aims to give the basic skills to anyone to help save a life."

Moore HS students 'Stop the Bleed' with trauma response training
WAVE 3 News, January 10, 2017

"The event was part of the federal government's Stop the Bleed campaign, which began after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

'It's been done in other cities,' UofL trauma surgeon Keith Miller said. 'It's going to be throughout the U.S. It's not there yet. And I think groups like this have really taken control of spreading that information out.'"

Ex-SEAL: Battlefield medical techniques needed for civilian shootings
USA Today, January 7, 2017

"The governor of Connecticut asked Jacobs to head a panel of experts that reviewed the medical response and suggest improvements. That work led to the White House's 'Stop The Bleed' campaign, which advocates for tourniquets and hemostatic gauze dressings, used to apply pressure and stop the bleeding in torso wounds, to be easily available in public places like airports, schools, night clubs and sporting venues."

Medical training for Rossville teachers
Lafayette Journal & Courier, January 4, 2017

“[Elizabeth] Westfall begins with a lecture, then moves on to practical instruction. She taught how to apply a tourniquet to themselves, then to others. The course also touched on wound packing techniques, which are needed in areas like the neck, groin, armpits and other places tourniquets can't work.”

Tourniquet Kit Helped Save Valley Brook Police Officer After Being Shot
News 9, January 4, 2017

“One of the things credited with saving his life is a tourniquet kit in a responding deputy's patrol car.

Both the tactical team and many of the patrol cars at the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office have those portable tourniquet kits and they've been credited with saving other lives too.”

‘Stop the Bleed’- What YOU Need to Know in an Emergency (Video)
American Security Today, January 2, 2017

“Many civilians have expressed interest in taking a bleeding control training course that would empower them to immediately assist victims of active shooter and other intentional mass casualty events at the point of wounding, according to results of a new national poll published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.”

December 2016

Health First Provides “Stop the Bleed” Training to Melbourne Firefighters
SpaceCoast Living, December 22, 2016

“Recently, Melbourne’s firefighters underwent eight hours of training provided by Health First trauma providers. The training was inspired in part by the national ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign, which teaches individuals the tools necessary to save lives in a trauma crisis.  Health First and the City of Melbourne’s first responders fine-tuned this training and made it a priority. Recent tragedies – such as the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, where 49 lives were lost – demonstrate the need for such training and that every second counts.”

Tourniquet used on injured Dayton officer, “instrumental in saving his life”
WDTN, December 20, 2016

“Dr. Paul demonstrated how quickly the tourniquet that first responders use can wrap around a limb and be tightened to stop a trauma victim from bleeding out but other common items can be used in emergency situations.”

Inspired by July ambush, community group donates trauma kits to DPD
WFAA-TV, December 17, 2016

“Initially, [Carol] Archer raised money for cases for so that officers could carry tourniquets with them. On the night of the ambush, officers found themselves pinned down by gunfire and couldn’t get to their tourniquets.

But Archer realized that wasn’t enough.”

Law enforcement group donates tourniquet holders to Carencro Police
KATC-TV 3, December 14, 2016

“Members of the Acadiana Chapter of Reguladores Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club donated tourniquet holders to the Carencro Police Department. 

Detective Chad Primeaux with the Carencro Police Department and member of Reguladores thought of the donation after taking an active shooter class. The tourniquet holders are used for situations that may require a quick way to stop excessive bleeding, but these are easy access and are worn on the body.”

Homemade tourniquet, quick thinking help cops save gunshot victim
Chicago Sun Times, December 13, 2016

“Another bystander pulled a stick from a house plant and Watson used it to tighten the tourniquet while Moreno calmed down the crowd of residents that had begun to gather. The officers then took turns applying pressure to the wound until emergency services reached the scene and transported the victim to Mount Sinai Hospital.”

‘Stop the Bleed’ Campaign Focuses on Saving Lives With Simple Techniques

General Surgery News, December 12, 2016

“The ACS is encouraging surgeons from all surgical specialties to take the Bleeding Control (B-Con) course, part of the Stop the Bleed campaign designed to enhance survival after active shooter and intentional mass casualty events.

The B-Con course was developed to provide civilians and professional first responders with the skills to recognize and control active hemorrhage. But the course is useful, too, for surgeons, other physicians, nurses and additional health care providers who are encouraged to become instructors in turn.”

Ordinary Citizens Being Trained to Treat Bullet Wounds During Mass Shootings
Fox News Insider, December 9, 2016

“A new federal training program aims to teach ordinary citizens, like teachers and custodians, what to do to save lives in a potential mass shooting or terrorist attack.

The goal of the ‘Stop the Bleed’ initiative is to make sure wounded victims do not die due to blood loss while they wait for emergency responders.

Training teaches bystanders to stop bleeding
Orlando Sentinel, December 7, 2016

“‘If you can keep the blood inside the body and get the patient to the hospital, the patient is very likely to survive,’ said Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, vice president of academic affairs at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and chairman of Hartford Consensus, a series of recommendations produced by an multi-agency committee formed after the Sandy Hook tragedy.”

How the University of Georgia Embraces ‘Stop the Bleed’
Campus Safety, December 7, 2016

“In 2013, the White House introduced the ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign to encourage bystanders to assist with lifesaving bleeding control procedures in their communities. Specifically, the national campaign encourages an increased awareness of straightforward and easily-taught first aid strategies, already in use by the military and many first responder agencies. It also calls for having bleeding control equipment readily accessible for the public.

The University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Ga., recognized the importance of enhanced first responder training in conjunction with bystander intervention, and has embraced the ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign on many levels.”

November 2016

TTUHSC El Paso Preps for Mass Casualty Event, Offers Bleeding Control Class
El Paso Herald-Post, November 30, 2016

“With active shooter and mass casualty events on the rise in the U.S., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) is offering a bleeding control course for local health professionals and the general public.

Uncontrolled bleeding, whether brought on by a gunshot wound or another disaster, can prove fatal within minutes. The Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) course hosted by TTUHSC El Paso will teach bystanders how to react quickly and keep the injured alive by applying pressure and a tourniquet to a wound.”

Bleeding kits to help first responders save lives
Monroe Journal, November 26, 2016

“Eleven officers from the Amory police and fire departments and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office attended a workshop last week at City Hall to receive training for their newly issued bleeding control kits.”

Bleeding Control Courses Scheduled in Amsterdam
November 22, 2016

Bleeding Control for the Injured courses are scheduled for Amsterdam, Netherlands by an expert international faculty

Trauma symposium leads training on tourniquets
Gainesville Times, November 12, 2016

“After Northeast Georgia Medical Center became a Level II trauma center in 2013, the committee of hospital officials, EMS and other health care providers started working to develop a region-wide trauma plan, Black said.

Roughly 200 people were trained in the committee’s first big push in the ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign, wishing to show people how to provide pressure before medical professionals arrive.”

Paramedics train, educate Pa. teachers on bleeding control
EMS1, November 9, 2016

“The Stop the Bleed program is coordinated through the Copeland Regional Trauma Council, named for a late UPMC trauma surgeon. The aim is to teach non-medical professionals how to stop traumatic bleeding, thus increasing a victim's chances of making it to a hospital alive.”

“Stop the Bleed” initiative can save lives
WSPA, November 2, 2016

“‘Uncontrolled bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death in trauma,’ said Dr. Scott Sasser, Clinical Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Greenville Health System. He was on the National Security Council Staff convened work group that helped develop the initiative to ‘Stop the Bleed.’”