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October 2019

N.D. schools receive “Stop the Bleed” training and kits
KX News, October 7, 2019

"Uncontrollable bleeding is the number one reason people die from otherwise non-life threatening injuries. That’s why the Stop the Bleed program was started — and it’s now coming to schools in North Dakota."

September 2019

Trauma Teams Teach the Public How to Stop Severe Bleeding and Save Lives
Rivard Report, September 30, 2019

"While it was mass-casualty school shootings that launched the 'Stop the Bleed' campaign, instructors tell students there is a greater likelihood they will use the techniques to respond to more common, everyday injuries. It might be a student injured at a sporting event, a dog attack in their neighborhood, a deep cut from a power tool, or a motor vehicle crash."

West Boylston class set to Stop the Bleed
Telegram, September 20, 2019

"You don’t need to be in the medical profession to help during a life-threatening event. You just need to know how to Stop the Bleed.

The West Boylston Fire Department will be hosting a Stop the Bleed course to teach participants basic skills to keep people with life-threatening injuries alive until professional help arrives."

Texas schools are learning how to ‘Stop the Bleed’
KTSM, September 12, 2019

"'Stop the Bleed' is a 'a national awareness campaign and call-to-action,' according to the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.

Bystanders are the first on the scene– before first responders are contacted and are en route to someone in need of medical treatment. This is why 'Stop the Bleed' and its supporters believe this program is important to the well-being of the community, schools and everyday individuals."

Illinois Terrorism Task Force Distributes STOP the Bleed Kits to Every Illinois School
Chicago Defender, September 6, 2019

"The Illinois Terrorism Task Force today announced significant steps to improving trauma management training at schools in Illinois.  Following the recommendations of the School Safety Working Group, more than 7,000 STOP the Bleed kits have been distributed to schools in Illinois ahead of the 2019-2020 school year."

More than 1 million people around the world have now been trained to Stop the Bleed
American College of Surgeons, September 6, 2019

"The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Stop the Bleed® program announced today that it has now surpassed the 1 million mark in terms of the number of people who have been trained to control major bleeding through its Stop the Bleed course. In late August, this milestone was reached through dedicated efforts by the ACS and partner organizations to reach people around the world who seek access to bleeding control training courses that teach them how them to become immediate responders in the event of a life threatening circumstances."

August 2019

Laramie County residents learn how to "Stop the Bleed"
Wyoming Tribune Eagle, August 31, 2019

"What people don’t realize, she said, is someone can bleed out and die within two to five minutes, depending on what artery is cut or if the victim is on blood thinner medication. There are a lot of factors, she said.

But mass shootings aren’t the only way people suffer life-threatening injuries. Traffic accidents and even wounds suffered in accidents at home can cause major bleeding that needs to be stopped as quickly as possible."

New ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits equip York Co. teachers for worst-case scenarios
WBTV, August 26, 2019

"Kevin Queen is Director of Safety, Security, and Transportation for York District One, which serves about 5,200 students.

'The kits are going to make sure our teachers are prepared in that worst-case emergency. That our school and all the teachers in our schools carry those with them - that level of preparedness is so important,' Queen said of the new kits."

Learning how to "Stop the Bleed"
CBS News, August 18, 2019

"The 'Stop the Bleed' campaign is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons, the Committee on Trauma, and the Hartford Consensus. You can learn more about it and purchase a bleeding control kit at"

Stop the Bleed campaign aims to reduce deaths from uncontrolled bleeding
ABC4Utah, August 16, 2019

"Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of death after a mass casualty event. Severe bleeding can cause shock or death within five or 10 minutes — before medical help arrives. Mary Erasmus, Intermountain Alta View Hospital Trauma Coordinator, says that’s why the Alta View Hospital in Sandy is hosting upcoming 'Stop the Bleed' classes to teach members of the public how to stop bleeding in cases of mass injuries."

Tarrant schools stock up on bleeding control kits. ‘You always want to be prepared.’
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 12, 2019

"When people hear about these kits, 'they always think of intruders, active shooters. But something could happen anywhere,' Stipp-Puffer said. 'There could be an injury at home.'

'In today’s world, it could happen at Walmart.'

The law by state Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, D-San Antonio, requires bleeding control kits to be available on all Texas public school campuses by Jan. 1, 2020."

Your Healthy Family: Do you know the ABC's of bleed control?
KOAA 5, August 5, 2019

"Dr. Abid Kahn is a trauma surgeon with UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs. Dr. Kahn says, 'We're losing too many people in the field to bleeding. Bleeding potentially is preventable and so what our goal here is to train (our) people on how to train the lay public on stopping bleeding.'"

July 2019

Students learn to Stop the Bleed to save lives
Journal Star, July 25, 2019

"Bleeding cessation skills are something everyone should know. Mass shootings aren’t the only way people sustain life-threatening injuries. Traffic accidents and even accidents around the home can cause major bleeds that need to be stopped fast."

Stop the Bleed: A battlefield innovation on civilian soil
Stars and Stripes Korea, July 21, 2019

"A public health campaign called Stop the Bleed builds on lifesaving lessons from military battlefields. The goal is to train Americans of all ages how to successfully respond to bleeding emergencies in traumas from accidents and intentional violence."

State steps up anti-bleed training
Arkansas Online, July 13, 2019

"Similar to CPR campaigns, the program endorsed by the American College of Surgeons says laypeople should learn to use tourniquets, wound packing and pressure to treat injuries before an ambulance arrives.

That window of time matters because the human body can lose a fatal 15% of its blood volume in minutes, causing deaths that could otherwise have been prevented, Brown said."

Bleeding kits available on Cape Cod beaches in case of shark attack
CNN, July 4, 2019

"Holiday beachgoers in one Cape Cod town have a new emergency ally should the unthinkable happen: a 'stop the bleed' first-aid kit for shark attack victims.

The Orleans Fire Department in Massachusetts has placed the kits on some of its remote beaches to get life-saving equipment closer to potential victims."

June 2019

Stop the Bleed campaign hoping to save lives
Akron Leader Publications, June 27, 2019

"Death from blood loss as a result of a serious injury can occur in as little as 5 minutes, which sometimes means help from paramedics arrives too late, according to Cleveland Clinic Akron General medical professionals.

In response, Stop the Bleed, a national awareness campaign intended to encourage people to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency, was launched in the Greater Akron area a couple of years ago."

Trauma prevention specialist offers tips on how to 'Stop the Bleed'
EMS1, June 22, 2019

"The movement to educate the larger community about Stop the Bleed is very similar to efforts to teach CPR. When time is critical and minutes count, a bystander who jumps in to control bleeding or administers CPR often becomes the true lifesaver before emergency personnel arrive."

Stop Bleed Training Comes to UNE
Mirage News, June 8, 2019

"Since January, almost 200 UNE students have been certified in Stop the Bleed (STB) training, a national campaign by the American College of Surgeons to educate bystanders in the use of tourniquets to stop potentially fatal mass bleedings. Thanks to first-year UNE Physician Assistant student Gregory Blackman, two STB training sessions have been held at UNE in the past six months."

May 2019

Life-saving Stop The Bleed training available in WNY
WIVB, May 30, 2019

"Members of the public can be the difference between life and death in a trauma situation if they know what to do.

A person can bleed to death in under five minutes, and it often takes longer than that for medical personnel to arrive. Community members who have been trained to assist are critical in those rel="noopener noreferrer" situations."

Cleveland Hopkins Airport Launches Stop the Bleed
JEMS, May 23, 2019

"Every year, more than 9 million people travel through Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) in Cleveland, Ohio. With the possibility of severe hemorrhage from a multitude of sources, including escalators, machinery, active shooter events or other terrorism events, the Stop the Bleed program rel="noopener noreferrer" felt like a perfect fit for an airport."

Stop The Bleed Campaign Wants A Tourniquet In Every Car, Church And School
Guns & America, May 22, 2019

"In 2013, Jacobs and colleagues from the American College of Surgeons, law enforcement and the military came together to develop what is now known as the Hartford Consensus.

The idea adopts a principle that has existed for years in the military. Every soldier is sent out with a kit that can be used to stop bleeding, and is trained to apply pressure and a tourniquet to a wound, then get the victim to a safe place for treatment.

Now, the goal is rel="noopener noreferrer" to teach those same skills to all civilians in the United States."

Stop the Bleed: Learning how to stop life-threatening bleeding needed now more than ever
Hickory Daily Record, May 19, 2019

"Everyday people learning how to Stop the Bleed is important. We never know when we might find ourselves in a situation where someone is critically rel="noopener noreferrer" injured, whether that be at a car accident scene or during an active shooter situation."

'Stop The Bleed' Campaign Aims To Help Assist Shooting Victims (VIDEO)
CBS Los Angeles, May 15, 2019

“A Huntington rel="noopener noreferrer" Beach mom who was caught in the Vegas shooting is now working to educate others on how to help victims.”

This class teaches people to act as first responders in a mass shooting
CNN, May 12, 2019

"Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, the chairman of the group that conceived the Stop the Bleed initiative in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, emphasized the simplicity of the class and what it teaches.

According to Jacobs, there are 'significant spikes in interest' for the classes after mass shootings such as those in Las Vegas, Orlando and Parkland, Florida. Since the launch rel="noopener noreferrer" of the initiative, nearly 800,000 have been trained by Stop the Bleed, he said, and he hopes a million will have taken the class by year's end."

Doc Talk: May is 'Stop the Bleed' Awareness Month
ABC30, May 8, 2019

"Blood can be a scary sight but how you handle it before first responders arrive could be the difference between life and death.

Trauma Coordinator, rel="noopener noreferrer" Carlos Flores from Valley Children's Hospital talks about a program in the Valley that's saving lives by teaching people how to 'Stop the Bleed.'"

April 2019

May is our nation’s first ever National Stop the Bleed Month
American College of Surgeons, April 30, 2019

"May is the first ever National Stop the Bleed Month, featuring training courses around the country to teach bleeding control techniques to the general public and empower them with the skills rel="noopener noreferrer" and knowledge to assist severely bleeding persons. During this month, an additional focus will be directed to May 23, which is the nation’s second annual National Stop the Bleed Day."

Homemade kits with tourniquets make gunshot first aid more available
Reuters, April 25, 2019

"Stop rel="noopener noreferrer" the Bleed training is 'the CPR of the 21st century,' Andrade said. 'It’s trauma first aid. It’s everything you need to know to stop life-threatening bleeding. With it, anyone can save a life.'"

Twenty Years After Columbine
New Yorker, April 19, 2019

"In April, 2013, several months after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the American College of Surgeons created a task force with a decidedly unwieldy name: the Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Intentional Mass Casualty and Active Shooter rel="noopener noreferrer" Events. Drawing on lessons from battlefield trauma, the group produced a set of recommendations designed to improve survival rates which included enlisting bystanders as first responders and educating teachers and others on how to use tourniquets."

Stop the Bleed classes offered in Craig, Moffat County to educate on emergency care
Craig Press, April 14, 2019

"'We would love to get more Stop the Bleed classes set up in the community,' O’Toole rel="noopener noreferrer" said. 'Groups we would like to teach the class to include 4-H groups, CDOT and WYDOT employees, city employees, outdoor groups, hunters of all ages, miners, Boy and Girl Scouts, search and rescue, firefighters, school employees, and any other people throughout the community.'"

Turning Bystanders Into First Responders
New Yorker, April 8, 2019

"Jacobs was a regent of the American College of Surgeons, an organization with some eighty thousand rel="noopener noreferrer" members worldwide. At an A.C.S. meeting soon after Sandy Hook, he urged his colleagues to focus on mitigating losses in Intentional Mass Casualty Events. 'Obviously, prevention is the way to go,' he said. 'But, once something has happened, how can we increase survival?'"

March 2019

Student Veterans’ Association hosts Stop the rel="noopener noreferrer" Bleed campaign
The Criterion, March 23, 2019

"'In a trauma, the number one preventable cause of death is [exsanguination], or bleeding out,' Keating said. In a situation with excessive bleeding, the injured party could die in five minutes or less, depending on heart rate and other factors."

Thedacare Supports Stop the rel="noopener noreferrer" Bleed Training Throughout Waushara County
Waushara Argus, March 13, 2019

"'The initiative is designed to help non-medically trained people recognize life-threatening bleeding and then provide helpful interventions,' said Kristen Jones, radiology technologist and emergency preparedness lead for the Wild Rose Team."

Iowa rel="noopener noreferrer" County Distributes Stop the Bleed Kits to Schools
Campus Security & Life Safety, March 11, 2019

"Every school in Jasper County, Iowa, will be receiving a Stop the Bleed Kit, which will contain materials to help people who’ve been hurt. The effort to get the kits into schools has been in the works for about six to eight months."

Army ALT Magazine, March 6, 2019

"Indeed, 'Stop rel="noopener noreferrer" the Bleed' is the reason Davis now straddles foreign combat zones and the U.S. home front as part of his daily duties. For him, the connection—and cooperation—between the two worlds has never been more clear. The campaign, which operates as an unfunded mandate and thus without any spending authority, has grown dramatically via a grassroots marketing effort grounded primarily in simple, word-of-mouth outreach."

A training called Stop the Bleed helps civilians learn basic response techniques to help handle emergency hemorrhages. Here's how one instructor is bringing it to the suburbs.
Daily rel="noopener noreferrer" Herald, March 1, 2019

"Klavohn is one of nearly 38,000 instructors in the Stop the Bleed program nationwide. The program started after the 2012 school shooting in Sandy Hook, Connecticut to give civilians basic bleeding control skills so they can help until paramedics arrive. It's now run as an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus."

February 2019

This Is How America Tries To Protect Students From Mass Shooters

BuzzFeed News, February 23, 2019

"The kits, developed by the Department of Defense and the American College of Surgeons, contain tourniquets, dressings to enhance blood clotting, and compression bandages. Alhadeff believes the kits should be standard in public buildings, like heart defibrillators."

Emergency kits coming to area classrooms
Akron Beacon Journal, February 18, 2019

"Last week, on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Streetsboro School District officials revealed plans to place emergency Stop the Bleed buckets filled with tourniquets, gauze and other first-aid supplies in every classroom and office."

Harborview physician brings together medicine and rel="noopener noreferrer" martial arts
The Daily, February 11, 2019

"The knee mount maneuver involves placing the shin across the abdomen of a supine opponent and using the other leg to provide stability and balance. The maneuver allows the practitioner to exert his or her body weight force above the sight of bleeding, slowing down blood transport to the wound. White believes this maneuver could be very helpful on the field before paramedics arrive, and it easy enough for a lay person to learn."

More Nevadans Are Learning To Treat Gunshot Wounds
KUNR, February 4, 2019

"A few months later, the American College of Surgeons—a group of more than 80,000 surgeons worldwide—formed the Hartford Consensus under the guidance of Jacobs. Their work led to the creation of Stop the Bleed, which has adapted military protocols for treating injuries."

Teachers taught blood control techniques in case of shooting
MLive, February 2, 2019

"The only thing more tragic than a death is one that could have been prevented.

That’s the message behind Stop the Bleed, a program inspired by the Sandy Hook school shooting that teaches blood control techniques in case of an emergency."

January 2019

House supports Frye's 'Stop the Bleed' legislation
Greensburg Daily News, January 26, 2019

"The House of Representatives voted in support of State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation that would place life-saving kits in Indiana public schools.

'In the rare case of an emergency, ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits would be available in schools so school employees can react quickly and help injured students, teachers or other school visitors,' Frye said. 'These kits can be used for a variety of emergency situations ranging from a common playground accident to an active shooter event.'"

Newsmakers: How you can ‘Stop the Bleed’ rel="noopener noreferrer" in life-threatening emergencies
East Idaho News, January 20, 2019

"Idaho Falls School District 91 has teamed up with Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center to conduct Stop The Bleed training in all its schools.

The Stop the Bleed program helps save lives by raising awareness about basic actions anyone can do to stop life-threatening bleeding after everyday accidents, emergencies or natural disasters. It is part of a national awareness campaign and call-to-action initiated by a federal interagency workgroup and supported by the American College of Surgeons."

Global Citizens fellow aspires to improve health care discrepancies in Thailand
Daily Bruin, January 14, 2019

"While Stop the Bleed was created in response to mass shootings in the United States, Gillette applied the techniques to accidents that local populations in Thailand might experience, working with both Thai communities and Burmese refugees to teach in the clinic and expand the lessons to local schools."

Bystanders in Reston learn how to "Stop the Bleed"
WDVM 25, January 4, 2019

“A program at Reston Hospital Center that encourages bystanders to become trained and empowered to decrease that number by providing immediate care. With tourniquets and gauze the ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign turns Northern Virginia bystanders into lifesavers teaching them bleeding control techniques step by step.”