ACS, the Committee on Trauma, and the Hartford Consensus

Stop the Bleed Save a Life

July 2018

Newton County bus drivers can save lives
Rockdale Newton Citizen, July 16, 2018

"More than 200 Newton County bus drivers received proper emergency aid training Thursday afternoon, thanks to the Georgia Trauma Commission program 'Stop The Bleed.'

'Stop The Bleed' is a national program designed to teach individuals how to prevent loss of life due to significant blood loss."

Tucson International Airport adds more bleed control kits in case of emergency
Tucson News Now, July 8, 2018

"With hundreds of people moving through the Tucson International Airport every day, the fire department is working to give passengers tools that could potentially save a life.

'Immediate responders can truly save a life between the time period and the incident when first responders arrive on scene,' said Tucson Airport Authority Fire Chief Thomas Tucker."

Health Matters: Stop the Bleed
NBC2, July 2, 2018

"Stop the Bleed is a national campaign that started after the Sandy Hook school shooting. Its mission is to educate people on what to do to prevent a person from bleeding to death.  'It isn’t going to be EMS or first responders on the scene or even trained healthcare people, it is going to be the layperson that is at the scene,' said Bultman."

June 2018

Creighton adds voice to national effort urging mass-casualty bystanders to 'Stop the Bleed'

Omaha World-Herald, June 25, 2018

"As a presidential directive, Stop the Bleed has become highly visible through public service announcements on television and at sporting events. Bleeding control kits have started to pop up at public places around the nation and the world, coming with state-of-the-art tourniquets and compression bandages. And training has reached hundreds of thousands of people in the United States."

Congressional staffers get lifesaving skills in 'Stop the Bleed' class
The Hill, June 18, 2018

"Staffers on Capitol Hill Monday took part in a special program aimed at teaching them trauma skills to use in emergency situations.

Seventy-seven staffers participated in the 'Stop the Bleed' program, a 30-minute class taught by members of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)."

“Stop the Bleed” kits and training are saving lives
WINK, June 17, 2018

"Since the Sandy Hook mass shooting in 2012, more than 300 school shootings have followed where victims bled out and died before first responders got to them.

That’s why the American College of Surgeons has launched the ‘Stop the Bleed’ program. It tells anyone what to do in an emergency before first responders can arrive."

Mass shootings prompt survival training event in Houston
Houston Chronicle, June 13, 2018

"Santa Fe. Sutherland Springs. Fort Hood. These recent mass shootings have cost lives, prompted growing public concern and left many feeling helpless.

But national health initiative Stop the Bleed wants to educate civilians to help save lives in emergency situations before medics arrive. Created after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, the initiative by the Hartford Consensus and American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma aims to provide education and training to the public to avoid preventable deaths."

Gordon EMS presents Stop the Bleed kits to schools
Calhoun Times, June 1, 2018

"Over the past few months, Gordon EMS has trained the staff of Gordon County Schools and Calhoun City Schools using the Stop the Bleed program, an initiative created by the Georgia Trauma Commission, Georgia Trauma Foundation, and other organizations."

May 2018

Stop the Bleed could provide ‘herd immunity’ against exsanguination: Interview with Dr. Lenworth Jacobs
Trauma System News, May 30, 2018

"There is definitely a willingness on the part of the public to be helpful. We know that. We did a survey and it showed that 92% of people said they were willing to help somebody who was bleeding. So there’s a tremendous wellspring of altruism in the public as evidenced by all these events. Whether it’s Boston or Las Vegas or Orlando or wherever, people want to be helpful. We just need to train them and inform them and empower them so if they try to be helpful, they can go ahead and be helpful."

How to help someone after a gunshot wound, according to doctors, experts
WGN, May 24, 2018

"Mount Sinai trauma surgeon Dr. Grace Chang, along with the American College of Surgeons, wants everyone to learn bleeding control techniques. Shortly after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, trauma experts wondered how can more lives be saved in an active shooter or mass casualty event? The answer: The survivors—compelling uninjured and minimally injured victims to act before EMS arrives. In other words, teaching ordinary citizens to stop the bleed."

In-person Training Best for Teaching Emergency Tourniquet Use
Medscape, May 18, 2018

"Trauma is the leading cause of mortality in the U.S. for individuals under age 45, and uncontrolled hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable deaths, Dr. Goralnick and colleagues note in JAMA Surgery, online May 9. Those and related concerns are behind several national initiatives to educate the public in bleeding control, such as Stop the Bleed, which is sponsored by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other groups."

Training puts focus on learning to stop the bleed
Union Bulletin, May 13, 2018

"Wound-packing 101 last week came in the form of cylindrical objects representing appendages at Walla Walla Fire Station 1.

Emergency responders practiced packing holes in the objects with combat gauze as if tending to wounds from a mass casualty scenario or even a collision."

Clark County schools staff get new training to ‘Stop the Bleed’
Las Vegas Review-Journal, May 5, 2018

"The so-called 'Stop the Bleed' training, provided free of charge by University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, teaches trainees how to properly apply pressure, fasten a tourniquet and pack a wound. Since the Oct. 1 shooting, 1,696 teachers at 28 Clark County schools, and all the district’s nurses and athletic trainers, have received the training, which takes about an hour."

April 2018

A motorcyclist lost her leg in a crash. Now she works to educate people on the techniques that saved her life.
Greeley Tribune, April 28, 2018

"Leann also knows that others who suffer potentially fatal injuries can't count on having the planets align, as they did in her case, to help them avoid bleeding to death. She makes appearances in connection with UCHealth's promotion of the national Stop the Bleed campaign, which encourages and trains members of the public to provide emergency care of the critically injured by applying pressure and with makeshift tourniquets. Blood loss is a leading cause of death from injury."

RVFD firefighters train for Stop the Bleed
Ralston Recorder, April 23, 2018

"The Ralston Volunteer Fire Department is doing its part to have individuals ready for those emergency situations when they arise.

Sixteen members of the RVFD recently underwent training to become instructors to teach other individuals who might be the first one’s on the scene during an emergency."

A surgeon’s advice to his teenage daughter: ‘Sweetheart, don’t forget your tourniquet’
STAT, April 16, 2018

"First responders, both civilian and professional, used belts, apron strings, and even new clothes to control bleeding from injured limbs. At the most basic level, these pre-hospital heroes employed improvised versions of an often-overlooked device: the tourniquet."

Patrick Henry High School students receive Stop the Bleed training
WSLS, April 9, 2018

"10 News spoke with Sara Beth Dinwiddie, trauma outreach coordinator for Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, who said everyone in our community could benefit.

'It is training for bystanders, to be able to help with( an emergency). What we see nationwide is that the people who are present first when an emergency happens are able to influence that patient's outcome,' said Dinwiddie."

Teachers acquire a new skill: how to stop the bleeding
Associated Press, April 9, 2018

"Over the past five years, about 125,000 teachers, counselors and administrators across the country have been trained in stemming blood loss as school officials have become resigned to the grim trend. The effort is rapidly expanding, and more schools are now stocking classrooms with supplies that would be familiar to any military medic: lightweight tourniquets, gauze coated with blood-clotting drugs and compression bandages."

New Trauma Study Results Show Tourniquet Practice Adopted from the Military Saves Lives and Limbs in Civilians
April 4, 2018

Civilian trauma medicine has adopted many methods and techniques that have been developed and tested on the battlefield. One such technique, the use of tourniquets to stanch early bleeding in arms and legs, has been shown to improve a trauma victim’s chance of survival. Although the use of tourniquets in civilians had been previously studied, its survival benefit had remained unclear. However, new study results published as an “article in press” on the website of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons demonstrate that the use of tourniquets improves survival in civilian trauma victims. These findings are very timely as the first ever National Stop the Bleed Day was just observed across the U.S. on March 31.

'Stop the Bleed' campaign helps trauma experts teach to save lives
KTVU, April 4, 2018

"With the frequency of shootings with mass casualties that have taken place, including the one on Tuesday afternoon on the YouTube campus in San Bruno, Bay Area trauma experts say everyone can help save the life of a gunshot victim."

National Stop the Bleed Day
Alice Echo News Journal, April 3, 2018

"Alice Fire Department celebrated 'National Stop the Bleed Day' with training and new public education initiative on Thursday.

Saturday, March 31, was National Stop the Bleed Day.

Alice firefighters recognized the day by preparing for a new education program they will be offering to local businesses, civic groups and schools."

Firefighters Teach the Public to "Stop the Bleed"
KIMT3, April 1, 2018

"March 31 is National Stop the Bleed Day. As part of a national campaign to educate citizens on how to stop or control bleeding in medical emergencies, the Rochester Fire Department held a Stop the Bleed class for members of the public at Station Two."

March 2018

Stop The Bleed training empowers citizen bystanders as first-responders
Journal Star, March 31, 2018

"Saturday was recognized as National Stop The Bleed Day, where members of the public could take classes to learn how to stop bleeding in traumatic accidents and potentially save a life."

Nine-year-old saved by nurse
Forsyth News, March 30, 2018

"Gregory said that one day prior to the incident, she had received a shipment of emergency tourniquet kits from Stop the Bleed — a program aiming to train bystanders to respond to emergencies — and that after hearing about the child she grabbed one of the kits and sprang into action."

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center joins national effort through Stop the Bleed campaign
Hutchinson News, March 25, 2018

"Hutchinson Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is joining the American College of Surgeons and healthcare organizations nationwide this month in observance of National Stop the Bleed Day.

Unfortunately, the words 'mass casualty events' are reported far too often in today’s world with frequent news reports on gun violence. Several years ago, a group of activists decided to do something about treating the victims at the scene of these horrific events with the end result being the Stop the Bleed Campaign."

Stop The Bleed: What It Is, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Help
Fire Engineering, March 21, 2018

"Four months after 26 people were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012, the American College of Surgeons called a meeting of senior leaders in the communities of medicine, law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire-rescue, and the military in Hartford. Dubbed the Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Intentional Mass-Casualty and Active Shooter Events, the group was tasked with generating policies that would improve victim survivability at future traumatic events. This meeting and the three that ensued led to the creation of the Hartford Consensus papers. The papers set forth recommendations for changes in policy, procedure, and education with the goal of minimizing loss of life in mass casualty events."

How EMS agencies can prepare their communities to 'Stop the Bleed'
EMS1, March 16, 2018

"Medical adviser Hunt stressed the importance of the Stop the Bleed initiative, which was launched by the White House in October 2015. The national initiative was designed to provide bystanders with the tools and knowledge to provide immediate and effective hemorrhage control. The goal of the initiative is to empower the general public to be aware of the steps that can be taken to stop or slow life-threatening bleeding and to promote public access to bleeding control kits."

Free Stop the Bleed classes on March 31
MyEdmondsNews, March 11, 2018

"The Stop the Bleed program trains, equips and empowers the bystander to stop active, life threatening bleeding. You are the first link in the chain of survival. Free classes and training are available on March 31 as part of National Stop the Bleed Day."

Why more civilians are now learning military-grade techniques to save lives
Washington Post, March 7, 2018

"Surgeons developed a training course for people with no medical background, and the course was offered by volunteer instructors. The American College of Surgeons estimates that 120,000 people have taken a Stop the Bleed course, but one group of military veterans thought more people should be trained."

School staff learn to 'Stop the Bleed' in case of tragedy
Fox5NY, March 6, 2018

"The Stop the Bleed course was designed and funded by the Department of Homeland Security after the Sandy Hook shooting. It is a combination of lectures and hands-on training on what to do in case of injuries like those sustained in a mass shooting."

Shock Trauma Dr. Thomas Scalea discusses Stop The Bleed
Capital Gazette, March 6, 2018

"Dr. Thomas Scalea, physician in chief of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, discusses the Stop The Bleed campaign and give brief instructions on how to stop bleeding. State lawmakers and other government employees participated in Stop the Bleed training to learn how to save a life by learning bleeding control skills from members of the American College of Surgeons-Maryland State Committee on Trauma Tuesday in the Miller Senate Office Building."

More than 1,200 school workers learn how to stop traumatic bleeding
News-Gazette, March 5, 2018

"Instruction under a national campaign called Stop the Bleed has been under way for East Central Illinois schools since the start of last year.

While some schools have also undergone ALICE active shooter response training, Stop the Bleed teaches a medical response that bystanders can use to save lives in the critical first minutes after a trauma injury that causes bleeding."

February 2018

PA Leads National Stop the Bleed Day
AAPA, February 28, 2018

"Along with making recommendations that the police help stop bleeding if necessary and that EMS teams arrive on the scene sooner to provide care, it was found that the public can become actively involved with preventing death from uncontrollable bleeding. 'The reality is that for the first five or 10 minutes [after a trauma injury], the person who is going to save you is the person right beside you,' Jacobs says."

'Stop the Bleed' campaign makes its way into New Orleans-area schools, February 26, 2018

"Teachers and other school faculty members in New Orleans could soon learn how to put on a tourniquet or apply dressing to a bleeding wound, under a program being taught by local hospitals."

Do you know how to stop the bleeding before help arrives?
WTVR CBS 6 (Richmond, Virginia), February 23, 2018
“First responders gathered at Richmond International Airport on Friday and practiced a mass casualty emergency response and learned how to quickly stop wounded people from bleeding to death. The training, hosted by the Central Virginia Coalition to ‘Stop the Bleed,’ focused on how to stop severe bleeding before professional help arrives.”

Lee County Teachers Prepare for the Unexpected
WXFL Fox 31 (Albany, Georgia), February 21, 2018
“Lee County High School teachers know that learning is an ongoing journey. Teacher Eric Watson says, ‘As an educator, our utmost job is to educate our children. I think it's also important that we educate ourselves.’ Watson and nine other teachers learned how to ‘Stop the Bleed’ Tuesday."

Quinnipiac med student response to Florida shooting, ‘Stop the Bleed’
New Haven Register, February 19, 2018
“Jeremy Fridling is a first-year medical student at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, a paramedic and a certified instructor for Stop the Bleed, an initiative that teaches the public to help slow or prevent major blood loss using compression techniques…The initiative was created by the American College of Surgeons, the Committee on Trauma and the Hartford Consensus in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where many of the victims died from loss of blood, Fridling said."

Americans should have access to bleed control training
The Hill, February 13, 2018

"Just as we certify everyday Americans in first aid or CPR, knowing how to stop severe bleeding would benefit anyone in a life-threatening situation. Whether that’s a car accident, a gun or knife injury, an industrial equipment injury, or a natural disaster, we should empower everyday Americans to save lives in these situations."

Memphians participate in Stop the Bleed training session
WMC Action News 5, February 11, 2018

"About 200 people showed up to a training session Saturday to learn proper bleeding control techniques.

The whole point of of the class was to help people like know what to do and perhaps save lives, especially during times of crisis before first responders show up."

CoxHealth educates school nurses about lifesaving techniques
Marshfield Mail, February 5, 2018

"CoxHealth EMS professionals are partnering with local school districts to ensure that their nurses are fully trained on several potentially lifesaving procedures, including how to stop severe bleeding, and the use of Narcan, a nasal spray used to reverse drug overdoses. On Friday, Jan. 26, this training came full circle when a set of bleeding control kits was presented to the Ozark R-VI School District by CoxHealth and the Christian County Ambulance District (CCAD)."

January 2018

Airmen learn how to ‘stop the bleed, save a life’
Edwards Air Force Base, January 30, 2018

"Mostly non-clinical 412th MDG staff learned how to take action and stop a victim’s bleeding by listening during a short class and then practicing how to apply tourniquets and gauze to dummies and mock wounds. Simple techniques such as applying pressure, stuffing clean cloths into wounds and applying tourniquets could mean the difference between life and death according to the instructors.

Motivated by the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut and multiple tragedies that occurred in the ensuing years, the American College of Surgeons convened the Hartford Consensus to bring together leaders from law enforcement, the federal government and the medical community to improve survivability from manmade or natural mass casualty events. Stop the Bleed, Save a Life came about to educate the public about the importance of bleeding control."

Local nurses train with the 'Stop the Bleed' campaign to teach others how to save lives
WBNG, January 27, 2018

"Nurses from all around the state came together to learn about the Stop the Bleed program.

New York State Emergency Nurses Association along with Herkimer industries had their quarterly meeting at the Doubletree hotel in downtown Binghamton Saturday morning."

More than 100 Lancaster County residents learn how to 'Stop the Bleed'
Lancaster Online, January 22, 2018

"Susquehanna Valley Emergency Medical Services hosted two Stop the Bleed training events at the Hempfield recCenter in Landisville this weekend to prepare citizens for how to do just that. The free event attracted 55 people on Saturday and 65 on Sunday."

'Stop the Bleed' classes come in response to mass shootings
The Free Lance-Star, January 18, 2018

"King, along with Amy Gulick, trauma program manager, and Dr. Corey Wright, trauma surgeon, on Tuesday sponsored the first class in the region on 'Stop the Bleed.' The nationwide initiative is led by the American College of Surgeons and stresses that first-responders and police officers, government workers and citizens alike, should be trained on how to handle massive bleeding—whether it’s from a shooting, act of terrorism, farming accident or household injury."

WA legislature learns bleeding control
DailyUW, January 16, 2018

"Washington state legislators were instructed on bleeding control as physicians, surgeons, nurses, and paramedics lobbied for funding for bleeding control kits in Washington state public schools in Olympia on Jan. 10.

The effort was led by Maria Paulsen, R.N., program manager for Stop the Bleed Washington and trauma outreach education coordinator at Harborview Medical Center (HMC), and Dr. Eileen Bulger, a professor of surgery at the UW, chief of trauma at HMC, and incoming Chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma."

Learning This Simple Move Could Save A Life When You Least Expect It
Huffington Post, January 15, 2018

"Until we can stop mass violence events, the Stop the Bleed effort says we can at least increase survival after them. For more info head to"

In wake of trooper shooting, Easton Hospital gives cops $5K in tourniquets
Lehigh Valley Live, January 9, 2018

"The devices have been on the minds of Lehigh Valley officers after Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth Kelly shot at a traffic stop in Northampton County this past November used a tourniquet to likely save his own life."

School police receive medical threat assessment training
The Brunswick News, January 2, 2018

"Lisa Morrison, lead nurse, said the school system will also receive first aid kits through the Stop the Bleed initiative, a response program designed to enable teachers, nurses and staff to render immediate, possibly life-saving medical aid to injured students or co-workers."

December 2017

Learning How to Stop the Bleed
UMB News, December 19, 2017

"Pelaez, a research program coordinator at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a West Baltimore resident, was glad the 'Stop the Bleed' class was offered in the evening so she could attend...The CEC offered the class as part of a series called 'Taking Care of Our Own,' organized by interns Jeneé Franklin and Sabrina Elgersma, both students at the University of Maryland School of Social Work."

Iowans prepare for worst-case scenario at immediate-casualty care class
Des Moines Register, December 17, 2017

"Even though it's uncomfortable to think about dealing with a traumatic injury, he said student leave his classes empowered. But people need to practice the techniques 'so they don't forget little details,' McEmeel said."

If We’re Not Going To Stop Mass Shootings, These Doctors Want To Teach Civilians How To Save Lives
Huffington Post, December 13, 2017

"Jacobs took his concerns to the American College of Surgeons, which established a committee to create a national policy on enhancing 'survivability' for mass shootings and other high-casualty events. At the committee’s first meeting in April 2013, members agreed that stopping blood loss as fast as possible and quickly transporting the wounded to a hospital was critical to saving lives in mass-casualty shootings. No one, they believed, should die from uncontrolled bleeding."

Active-shooter exercise trains Valley emergency responders
Amherst Bulletin, December 10, 2017

"Amalio Jusino, president of Emergency Response Consulting, said Saturday’s training was focused on getting emergency medical responders and fire departments into the treatment area as fast as possible. He said the focus on a fast medical response is part of a national awareness campaign called 'Stop the Bleed,' which launched in 2015 and encourages bystanders to be trained and equipped to help in a bleeding emergency."

Preparing for the worst day of someone’s life
The Daily, December 4, 2017

"Sound Transit has also agreed to put bleeding control kits in all of its trains and buses and is training all personnel in bleeding control.

Interest in the program doesn’t seem to be waning any time soon. In the twelve hours following the shooting in Las Vegas, over 300 people signed up and filled all the classes."

November 2017

More and More Americans Are Learning Basic First Aid for Gunshot Wounds
Slate, November 30, 2017

"These sorts of lessons have been gathering steam for years. In the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings in December 2012, the American College of Surgeons pulled together first-response experts from law enforcement, the medical community, and the military. Their recommendations, known as the Hartford Consensus, stemmed from the realization that injuries from mass shootings are similar to those found in combat. The resulting five-point response plan was based in part on military trauma guidelines and led to the 'Stop the Bleed' campaign, launched by the White House in 2015, to 'encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.'"

Campaign teaches emergency first-aid skills locally with ‘Stop the Bleed’
WTOP, November 26, 2017

"The campaign trains the public how to use a tourniquet, how to stuff a wound and apply pressure until EMS can get to the scene. Moreland says learning to control bleeding on the scene might be the only shot at saving a person’s life until rescue can arrive. The hospital offers the 'Stop the Bleed' training class."

Concert-goers who escaped Vegas mass shooting get ‘stop the bleed’ training at UCI Medical Center
Orange Country Register, November 19, 2017

"Hearing the students describe what they went through made Saturday’s class an unusually powerful one, Carroll said, as she blinked back tears. She hopes their stories will motivate more people to seek out training."

Tomah Memorial Foundation contributes to Stop the Bleed
Tomah Journal, November 12, 2017

"Stop the Bleed follows in the footsteps of CPR training and widespread distribution of portable defibrillators. It was launched in October 2015 by the White House to encourage bystanders to become trained and equipped to handle a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Dunford said the growing body of first-aid training 'empowers people to help themselves and help others.'"

Norfolk trauma surgeon explains how a bystander can "stop the bleed" after mass shootings
Virginian-Pilot, November 10, 2017

"Weireter, a trauma surgeon at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, is on a mission to train as many people as he can to know how to respond when they come face-to-face with the unimaginable: a victim bleeding so badly that he or she could die before medical help arrives."

DMC Guild purchases 1,000 'bleed control kits' for first responders
Crain's Detroit, November 9, 2017

"The DMC Guild has purchased 1,000 tourniquet kits for $20,000 to help Detroit Receiving Hospital and Wayne State University emergency services experts train and outfit first responders to use them to control bleeding of trauma victims before they are transported to hospitals."

Dramatic details of how Trooper 'saved his own life' after being shot near N.J. border, November 8, 2017

"A Pennsylvania State Police corporal 'saved his own life' after a wild shootout Tuesday during a traffic stop on Route 33 in Plainfield Township, Pennsylvania, just west of the New Jersey border in Warren County...Kelly carries a tourniquet on his belt and used that after he was shot multiple times, allegedly by Daniel Khalil Clary, of Effort."

As nation reels from another mass shooting, effort aims to teach people how to save a gunshot victim
Chicago Tribune, November 5, 2017

"In the past two years, the American College of Surgeons, the primary group coordinating Stop the Bleed classes, has trained 165 people to be bleeding control instructors. They, in turn, have held more than 80 courses for more than 900 students, the group reports."

Stop the Bleed campaign unveiled with Harpur’s Ferry collaboration
Pipe Dream, November 1, 2017

"Stop the Bleed is a national campaign, and BU’s version will be funded by a $25,000 grant secured by state Sen. Fred Akshar. It includes 160 hemorrhage-stopping kits in central locations across campus, including one next to all automated external defibrillators. In the next few weeks, Harpur’s Ferry will begin running weekly workshops for students and faculty. Attendees will learn how to properly use the kits in a variety of situations, hopefully preventing serious injuries at the University."

October 2017

Why Everyone Should Be Trained in Military First Aid
Outside, October 27, 2017

"A year prior, the American College of Surgeons created the Joint Committee to Develop a National Policy to Increase Survival from Active Shooter and Intentional Mass Casualty Events, in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In 2015, the committee issued its findings, which included a recommendation that tourniquets would be instrumental in saving lives. 'One of the most important lessons learned in the last 14 years of war is that using tourniquets and hemostatic dressings as soon as possible after injury is absolutely lifesaving,' reads the report."

Renewed interest in life-saving class following Las Vegas shooting
ABC 15, October 26, 2017

"Paramedics say the recent attack is contributing to a renewed interest in a Department of Homeland security campaign that’s been around since 2015. The initiative, known as 'Stop the Bleed,' gives everyday citizens the opportunity to learn vital life-saving techniques in the wake of everything from a terror attack to household accidents."

Vegas doctors share shooting experiences at San Diego conference
San Diego Union-Tribune, October 25, 2017

"Speaking to a rapt audience of their peers in a packed room at the San Diego Convention Center, Las Vegas trauma surgeons described what it was like to deal with the aftermath of the nation’s deadliest mass shooting which killed 59 people and injured 550 during a country music festival on Oct. 1."

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Colorado bystanders learn to save lives at “Stop the Bleed” classes
Denver Post, October 16, 2017

"Although the training is good for any emergency where someone is bleeding heavily, incidents like the Las Vegas shooting have made one thing very apparent: When the need for medical attention is widespread, first responders may be too late to help a victim."

How to stop bleeding in the event of a mass casualty incident
The Day, October 10, 2017

"With mass shootings on the rise, there's a nationwide effort to make bleeding control kits more widely available — in places such as sports stadiums, malls, airports and schools. A Connecticut trauma surgeon is pushing for car manufacturers to include these kits in every new car. And U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said he plans to introduce legislation related to the proposal."

First Blood: Fixing American Trauma Care
Undark, October 5, 2017

"The tourniquets and dressings at Franklin are a simple step but they make the biggest difference, and Pittsburgh is leading the way for training not just with emergency responders, but also with the public. In addition to police and firefighters, staff at school districts in Pittsburgh are getting trained in hemorrhage control, according to Lenworth Jacobs, vice president of academic affairs at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and chairman of the Hartford Consensus, a meeting organized by the American College of Surgeons that kicked off the civilian program to improve bleeding control."

'Stop the Bleeding' campaign teaches tourniquet techniques
KGUN, October 5, 2017

"First responders helped save countless lives by stopping shooting victims from bleeding to death at the Las Vegas massacre Sunday. Now experts in Tucson are teaching people how to apply tourniquets in emergency situations."

How to Stop Bleeding and Save a Life
New York Times, October 5, 2017

"'It’s very simple to do, it’s inexpensive and it doesn’t take a lot of time,' said Dr. Lenworth M. Jacobs, a trauma surgeon and director of the trauma institute at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn., who started an initiative to increase survivability after mass shooting events, motivated by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in 2012.

'The name of the game is applying pressure to the bleeding site and keeping the blood inside the body,” Dr. Jacobs said. For victims with wounds on the arms and legs, “If you do that and can get the victim to a trauma center, they have a high likelihood of living.'"

Meet the bystanders who saved lives during the mass shooting in Las Vegas (VIDEO)
ABC News, October 3, 2017

"How were ordinary citizens able to save people's lives? Well, ironically they did the right medical things instinctively but actually there's history to it. It comes out of 2013, something called the Hartford Consensus, an initiative brought forth by the American College of Surgeons and the first responders to educate people with little or no medical training about what they can do at the scene before the first responders get there and it's called Stop the Bleed."

Tourniquets, training to turn bystanders into first responders during mass shootings
San Diego Union-Tribune, October 3, 2017

"In 2015, the Obama administration, with the support of the American College of Surgeons and other powerful medical groups, started Stop the Bleed, a national outreach and advocacy program which focuses on educating first responders and the general public on how to stop severe bleeding."

Connecticut Doctor: More Training To Stop Bleeding Could Save More Lives
WNPR, October 3, 2017

"'Once you have a population that feels that, yes, I can do something - I’ve been trained to do it and I have the equipment to do it - then you mitigate the panic part of it, and you mitigate this awful feeling that I can’t do anything,' said Dr Jacobs. 'It stops bleeding early on in the course of the event. And generally speaking if you get to the hospital or a trauma center alive, we can save you.'"

How doctors save lives after a mass shooting
Vox, October 2, 2017

"This change in practice is why the Department of Homeland Security launched the Stop the Bleed campaign in 2015, encouraging bystanders in violent attacks to compress the wounds of victims if health professionals haven’t yet arrived at the scene. And people who were at the Las Vegas country music festival when the shooting happened reported seeing bystanders using belts as tourniquets."

September 2017

Buchanan County EMS donates bleeding kits to schools
News-Press Now, September 22, 2017

"The awareness campaign was started recently by the American College of Surgeons.

'It's called bleeding control and it's really to get bystanders awareness of bleeding control.' Drake continued. 'So if we can get these into public access areas and schools are a good place to start because then the kids see them and they become more prevalent in the public eye.'"

When Every Second Counts: the 4 Life-Saving Techniques You Should Know
U.S. News & World Report, September 19, 2017

"Stop the Bleed is a national campaign launched in 2015 that aims to empower every bystander with the knowledge and confidence to help in a bleeding emergency. Tourniquets should be used if direct pressure on a wound does not control the bleeding and placed 2 to 3 inches above the injury, but not directly over a joint, such as the knee or elbow."

Stop the Bleed class offered Sept. 26
Bismarck Tribune, September 16, 2017

"St. Alexius Health offers 'Stop the Bleed,' a bleeding control basics class on Sept. 26 in the Technology & Education Center. This course will give participants general knowledge and resources to provide lifesaving care when seconds count."

Medical leaders want more citizens trained on how to stop excessive bleeding
WTKR, September 11, 2017

"Bleeding to death is a horrible way to die, and now health leaders in Hampton Roads are working to train more people to learn what to do if someone is losing a lot of blood."

SLV Health Trauma participates in ‘Stop the Bleed’
Mineral Country Miner, September 7, 2017

"A nationwide 'Stop the Bleed' campaign has been started over the past couple years in an attempt to educate first responders and the general public on how to potentially save lives when the opportunity arises.

Inspired by the idea, SLV Health’s Trauma Committee along with Trauma Coordinator Julie Ramstetter decided to take matters into her own hands and chose to take advantage of the opportunity, purchase trauma packets, supply them, then distribute trauma packets and supplying knowledge to local police departments."

Groups seek donations to equip police officers with life-saving tools
Times of Northwest Indiana, September 4, 2017

"That's why the Indiana District 1 Hospital Emergency Planning Committee is offering an eight-hour tactical medical training course to local law enforcement officers as part of the Save a Cop program."

August 2017

The Cadillac of First Aid Kits Could Turn Civilians into Life-Savers
Wired, August 28, 2017

"Traumatic injuries have killed more than 2 million US civilians since 2001 and are the leading cause of death among Americans below the age of 47. Roughly half those deaths occur at the place of injury or on the way to a hospital. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine estimates that, of the 147,790 deaths from trauma in 2014, as many as 30,000 of them could have been prevented with better, faster medical care. Mobile Rescue designed the Comprehensive Rescue System with these statistics in mind."

Square Off
WMAR, August 27, 2017

"Square Off with Richard Sher presents Stop the Bleed. Baltimore’s Shock Trauma Center is training people how to stop a person who is bleeding from a fall, auto crash or a bullet. Richard welcomes Shock Trauma Chief Dr. Tom Scalea, and Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis with a team of trauma surgeons who will demonstrate how to stop the bleed."

Glendale School Staff Members Receive Stop the Bleed Training
GANTNews, August 27, 2017

"Stop the Bleed is a training that teaches how to control bleeding in the case of a traumatic injury.

Thirty Glendale School District staff members took this training provided by John Bacher, MSN, RN, BSN, PHRN, NRP, representing UPMC Altoona."

Stop the Bleed Campaign Trains HISD Nurses in Life-Saving Wound Treatment
TMC News, August 17, 2017

"In an effort to change that statistic, Memorial Hermann Red Duke Trauma Institute is leading the coalition in southeast Texas to teach others how to stop uncontrolled bleeding as part of the national Stop the Bleed campaign. For the past several days, Red Duke Trauma Institute has partnered with Houston’s other adult and pediatric Level I trauma centers – Ben Taub Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital – to offer a course called 'Bleeding Control for the Injured' to school nurses from the Houston Independent School District (HISD), the largest school district in the state of Texas."

Are physicians, nurses obligated to protect patients during an active shooter event?
Becker's Hospital Review, August 16, 2017

"Patients and hospital staff have different perceptions about the risk of active shooter events in hospitals, according to a recent survey conducted by the Hartford Consensus, which is part of an American College of Surgeons-led committee formed to improve survivability from mass casualty events."

Stop The Bleed: How Bystanders Can Help Before Paramedics Arrive
KERA News, August 14, 2017

"Paramedics can respond to emergencies in minutes. But, an injured person could possibly bleed to death in less time. A government program called Stop the Bleed aims to train bystanders to help in the interim."

Most People View Hospitals as Safe Havens from Active Shooter Events but Expect Health Care Professionals to Protect Them from Harm if an Incident Occurs
August 14, 2017

Hartford Consensus survey results also show health care professionals believe they have a duty to protect if an active shooter event erupts in the hospital.

Save a life, learn how to use a tourniquet
WWL-TV, August 11, 2017

"In just one hour, you could learn how to save a life.

It's so simple, it doesn't matter if you've never had any sort of medical training or background, but recently in Harvey, doctors say the tourniquet used by a Jefferson Parish deputy, after the hit and run of a high school student, saved his life and his severely injured arm."

'Stop the Bleed' campaign comes to Baltimore amid record violence
Baltimore Sun, August 9, 2017

"The 'Stop The Bleed' campaign began in 2015 as a national effort to provide bystanders with training for emergency situations, said Thomas Scalea, physician-in-chief at Shock Trauma. It was partly a response to an autopsy review of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which revealed about 30 percent of the children who died during the attack may have survived if pressure had been applied to their wounds."

Deputies praised for rushing to help downed motorcyclist on Rt. 441
WHAM, August 3, 2017

"A pair of Monroe County Sheriff's deputies were awarded high honors Thursday for jumping into action and saving a man's life last month...Both deputies quickly applied tourniquets to stop the heavy bleeding."

July 2017

Hollywood to install stop bleeding kits across city
SunSentinel, July 31, 2017

"The kits are part of a national campaign, Stop the Bleed, started by the Department of Homeland Security in 2015 to help improve survival rates after mass casualty events like the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shooting."

When Seconds Count
HealthLeader, July 28, 2017

"The Stop the Bleed campaign was launched in 2013 by the Hartford Consensus, a collaborative group of federal law enforcement, trauma surgeons and emergency responders, to improve survival for the victims of gunshots, and mass-casualty events such as the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting or the Boston Marathon bombings. The consensus concluded that the leading cause of preventable death in these incidents was uncontrolled bleeding."

Yacht club staff get trauma-response training after deadly accident
Newsday, July 28, 2017

"'A lot of these instructors said, what would I do? It takes so long for 911 to arrive, what can I do?' said Dr. Richard Bagdonas, a Winthrop trauma surgeon and educator for Stop the Bleed, a national program that aims to educate community officials on the best practices to aid serious injuries. 'There was a need that was recognized based on recent events.'"

Stop the Bleed: Uncontrolled bleeding is still number one cause of preventable death
KATU2, July 21, 2017

"At least one of the three victims in last spring's horrific stabbing on a MAX train survived when a stranger applied direct pressure to a bleeding neck wound.

A nationwide campaign seeks to teach the public what to do when confronted with uncontrolled bleeding."

‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign aims to arm public with lifesaving skills
Daily Nonpareil, July 14, 2017

"The purpose of 'Stop the Bleed' is to prepare people to stop serious bleeding in an emergency — just as people perform CPR or use an AED to restart someone’s heart, said Barb Roenfeld, director of emergency services at Mercy."

EMS trains others to help ‘Stop the Bleed’
Cranberry Eagle, July 8, 2017

"Cranberry Township EMS is teaching police and civilians how to stop the bleed through a new training program that emphasizes the importance of bystander intervention.

Cranberry Township police officers were trained through the Stop the Bleed program with their regular CPR and first aid training with the EMS this year and received recognition for it at the June 29 Cranberry Township board of supervisors meeting."

Trauma doctor stresses life-saving tool for gun violence
WKRN, July 1, 2017

"There is a national awareness campaign called 'stop the bleed' that is being rolled out here in Nashville. The idea is to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives."

June 2017

WNY Trauma Specialist Offers Stop the Bleed Lifesaving Classes
Emergency Management, June 23, 2017

"One of the many tragic parts of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in late 2012 is that several of the 26 victims bled to death before emergency medical crews could get to them. It’s why a group of first responders and trauma care medical specialists, called the Hartford Consensus, recommended a federal effort to train the general public about how to help slow severe bleeding when tragedy strikes."

Stop the Bleed Campaign trains people to save lives
KCRG, June 20, 2017

"Stop the Bleed is designed to train and equip people to save lives in emergency situations involving serious bleeding and to show people how to apply a tourniquet to a wound and stop the bleeding."

‘Stop the Bleed’ gives bystanders a way to help
Sun-Gazette, June 16, 2017

Whether there’s a mass casualty event or an everyday injury occurs, knowing what action to take is both reassuring and can potentially save a life. In recognizing that bystanders are always first on the scene and ahead of trained emergency personnel, the 'Stop the Bleed' training program aims to prepare community members with no medical training to take action during those critical first few minutes following an injury."

Billings Clinic offers free "Stop The Bleed" classes
KULR8, June 9, 2017

"Regardless of how close emergency crews are to the scene of an accident, doctors said bystanders can be the difference between life and death when it comes to blood loss.

The 'Stop The Bleed' campaign  is a nation-wide push to educate the public on the proper ways to help stop the blood flow of a wound in an emergency."

Free class teaches how to stop someone from bleeding out
KENS5, June 5, 2017

"Whether it's a shooting, car crash or any other accident, would you know how to help victims who are severely bleeding?

University Hospital is offering free classes to prepare people. It's part of the 'Stop the Bleed Campaign' by the American College of Surgeons."

Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office receives donation of 100 tourniquets
Omaha World-Herald, June 4, 2017

"Training on the tourniquets has already begun for deputies, who often arrive at the scene of injuries before medics or rescue squads.

The donation comes a few months after the donation of 200 tourniquet kits to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office."

May 2017

If you see something, do something at trauma scene — until help arrives
La Crosse Tribune, May 22, 2017

"Jacobs’ world-acclaimed expertise in the issue stems from his leadership in several trauma initiatives and chairmanship of the Hartford Consensus, which the American College of Surgeons created as the Joint Committee to Increase Survival from Active Shooter and Intentional Mass Casualty Events.

The Hartford Consensus generates strategies to respond to such attacks, detailing the roles of law enforcement, first responders, medical personnel, hospitals and bystanders."

Surgeons on board with teaching public to stop bleeding in emergencies
Reuters, May 18, 2017

"Just as many regular people have already learned CPR, members of the public can and should learn techniques to stop bleeding after mass-shooting events or everyday injuries, a survey of U.S. surgeons concludes."

Trauma packs in public places: A coming sign of the times?
The Mercury News, May 16, 2017

"Minutes matter when someone’s bleeding to death, and Santa Clara County doctors are involved in a national push born from mass casualty events that aim to educate residents on how to best serve as an unexpected first responder."

Bleeding control training beneficial to surgeons, public
Life Science Daily, May 12, 2017

"In their study, the ACS Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Mass Casualty Shooting Events sought to offer bleeding control training to surgeons attending the annual ACS Clinical Congress; determine whether the participating surgeons believe training the public in bleeding control techniques should be an ACS priority; and assess whether the surgeons thought the training course was appropriate for the public."

Training Surgeons to Teach the Public Is Effective in Advancing Knowledge of Bleeding Control Techniques
May 10, 2017

Training surgeons in bleeding control techniques so that they can in turn train the general public is an effective way to disseminate bleeding control knowledge and teach skills, according to study findings published as an “article in press” on the JACS website.

Should We All Be Trained To Stop Bleeding?
Texas Public Radio, May 8, 2017

"The American College of Surgeons and others promote the idea that tourniquets and bandages treated with a coagulation agent should be stowed in bleeding control kits next to those AEDs."

Police officers training to 'Stop the Bleed'
Hastings Tribune, May 1, 2017

"During training sessions in the last two weeks, Hastings officers have been learning how to use tourniquets on themselves and others. The training is part of a national campaign to Stop the Bleed...The American College of Surgeons and U.S. Department of Homeland Security are among partners helping to promote the Stop the Bleed campaign."

Simulated mass casualty drill goes ‘very well’
Williamsport Sun-Gazette, May 1, 2017

"Employees from the River Valley Health and Dental Center, located in the nearby Hepburn Center, assisted in demonstrating for the 'victims' on how to apply tourniquets and pack wounds, all in an effort to educate the public on how to 'stop the bleed,' [Jim] Slotterback said."

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 tourniquet
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.’”