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2017 News Updates

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."

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."

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.”