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2018 News Updates

December 2018

Staff In Bourne Schools Trained On Stopping The Bleed
Bourne Enterprise, December 30, 2018

"The program is designed to work in any situation where there might be a bleeding emergency—not just in the event of an active-shooter situation, Deputy Chief Haden said.

'We try to emphasize that this is not just for a ‘sky-is-falling’ event, like an active-shooter situation, but most likely will be used if needed for a traumatic injury like a car accident or a slip-and-fall into glass,' he said."

How Sandy Hook changed the response to mass shootings
CNN, December 14, 2018

"On the medical front, and in direct response to the shooting in Newtown, a national campaign called 'Stop the Bleed' began. Through lectures and hands-on training, instructors teach adults and students how to apply tourniquets, pack wounds and keep the situation stable until first responders can arrive.

The campaign is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus, a set of recommendations on active shooter and other mass casualty events."

Homeland Security ‘Stop The Bleed’ Initiative Aims To Improve Survival Rates
CBS Boston, December 7, 2018

"The Homeland Security Department’s Stop the Bleed initiative aims to turn bystanders into rescuers—giving them the training to save lives. Medical and military personnel are leading one-hour classes all over the country that teach citizens how to apply pressure to a wound, pack a wound and (if possible) apply a tourniquet. One such event was at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston."

Gimhae Hospital hosts first US, South Korea trauma training
U.S. Air Force, December 3, 2018

"'Our goal is to develop a more collaborative relationship with our Korean counterparts,' said Lt. Col. Brian Gavitt, trauma surgeon and medical director at C-STARS Cincinnati. 'We want to share the knowledge and experiences developed with our partners over here in the pacific.'

During the course, students received hands-on training on bleeding control, controlling airways and properly applying hemorrhage-prevention techniques."

November 2018

‘Stop the Bleed' kits placed in every public school in Georgia
News4Jax, November 28, 2018

"The national awareness campaign, Stop the Bleed, is training bystanders to stop bleeding by applying tourniquets before paramedics arrive.

Georgia is the first state to offer these kits and training to every public school.

The kits include gloves, compressed gauze and trauma dressing, shears, a pad, tape and a tourniquet."

A Word From Chief Matt Sproul: Stop the Bleed program more important than ever
Daily Messenger, November 24, 2018

"In an emergency, first responders will arrive as quickly as possible. If bystanders are there first, they can administer techniques that may save a life. Each minute that passes is critical — a person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. In fact, according to the Stop the Bleeding Coalition, 35 percent of pre-hospital deaths are a result of bleeding."

How You Can "Stop the Bleed" and Save a Life
Dr. Oz, November 16, 2018

"Injuries that result in massive bleeding can kill. Here are important steps to stop the bleeding."

Gunshot wound first aid can save a life. Here's what to do.
Popular Science, November 9, 2018

"People nearby should first secure their own safety, and then be sure law enforcement and first responders have been alerted. Then, they can help victims of the shooting by looking for the source of any blood—opening or removing clothing if necessary."

Pittsburgh trauma surgeon: ‘Stop the Bleed’ training saved lives after shooting, but stopping the need must be next
The Conversation, November 5, 2018

"My trauma colleagues and I estimate that tourniquets applied by police officers and emergency medical services at the scene of the massacre at Tree of Life saved the lives of at least three victims."

Learning how to "Stop the Bleed"
60 Minutes, November 4, 2018

"After an AR-15 style rifle bullet blasts a large cavity through soft tissue, blood pressure then pumps that cavity with blood, causing many victims of AR-15 shots to bleed out before rescue workers can reach them.

As a result, some doctors are now pushing for everyday people to learn how to stop that bleeding before first responders arrive. Following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed with AR-15 rounds, a campaign called 'Stop the Bleed' began nationwide. The movement is an effort to train civilians how to be a kind of first responder in life-threatening scenarios, such as mass shootings."

October 2018

Surgeons: Lessons from Orlando, Las Vegas saved lives after Squirrel Hill attack
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 31, 2018

"A program called 'Stop the Bleed,' that is in part led by Dr. Forsythe, has trained about 27,000 people in the region on how to properly use tourniquets to stop bleeding from traumatic injuries.

Several patients brought to Presbyterian on Saturday had properly placed tourniquets that likely saved their lives, he said."

‘Stop the Bleed’ effort targets St. Louis neighborhoods affected by gun violence
St. Louis Public Radio, October 28, 2018

"Stop the Bleed STL offers free classes at locations throughout the greater St. Louis region, including schools, community centers and churches. The program, which is affiliated with the national Stop the Bleed campaign, focuses on areas with high rates of gun violence."

How You Can Train to Save a Life
U.S. News & World Report, October 22, 2018

"You don't need any previous medical training to learn how to provide emergency first aid, says Michelle Rud, trauma educator/outreach and injury prevention coordinator at Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Since August 2017, Rud has helped train 5,000 people to help people who are bleeding. Her efforts are part of the 'Stop the Bleed' campaign, a national education effort launched in 2015 by the Obama White House in collaboration with several federal agencies and organizations like the American College of Surgeons. Officials launched the initiative in response to a series of reports, published by the American College of Surgeons, recommending various responses following the attack in December 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman fatally shot 20 schoolkids and six adults staff members. The reports were published between 2013 and 2016."

Brick Schools Get A Safety Lesson From EMS
Jersey Shore Online, October 15, 2018

"Brick schools staff learned how to use life-saving stop-bleeding kits during their professional training day Oct. 8.

Brick Township EMS provided training as part of the Stop the Bleed campaign, developed by the American College of Surgeons. Topics included CPR, bleeding control, AED training and emergency patient moving."

Crane Army Implements Stop the Bleed Program to Save Lives
U.S. Army, October 11, 2018

"Severe bleeding, if left unchecked, can cause death in minutes and is the greatest threat to the lives of Crane Army personnel. CAAA Emergency Management Coordinator Jessica Kirkendall, who introduced Stop the Bleed to Crane Army and provides training as a certified Stop the Bleed instructor, emphasizes the practicality of knowing how to assist severe bleeding victims in any situation and the importance of having kits at Crane Army."

Trauma Training Initiative Teaches Rural Laypeople how to “Stop the Bleed”
RHIhub, October 3, 2018

"Rural advocates almost immediately recognized the broader application of the Stop the Bleed program in rural areas. Having citizens trained in bleeding control can save lives in an environment where emergency response is hindered by distance, a factor that contributes to high unintentional injury death rates, especially those due to motor vehicle accidents."

Stop the Bleed – Save a Life
EMS1, October 1, 2018

"Stop the Bleed is an educational program that is the result of a cooperative effort of four highly respected groups: The Hartford Consensus, the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians."

September 2018

Hometown Heroes: Bronx Cop nominated for saving bleeding man's life by applying perfect tourniquet
New York Daily News, September 27, 2018

"A Bronx cop expertly applied a tourniquet on a man who nicked an artery in his arm and was minutes away from death following a robbery — and the quick action saved the man's life, according to a doctor at Jacobi Medical Center who praised the quick-thinking officer."

Community learns how to ‘Stop the Bleed’ in recognition of One October
News3LV, September 25, 2018

"On Monday, The Clark County Medical Society held a ‘Stop the Bleed’ training in recognition of One October.

Savannah Spataro is a first-year medical student who knows that tragedy can strike at any moment but also knows the care that comes immediately after from first responders, doctors and the community."

STOP THE BLEED: DASD schools get kits to help in case of emergency
Courier Express, September 17, 2018

"On a teacher in-service day just before DuBois Area School District students started the 2018-19 school year, four instructors from DuSAN Ambulance trained staff members on how to stop life-threatening bleeding until medical help arrives.

It’s part of Stop the Bleed, a national awareness campaign intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in emergencies."

MU introduces "Stop the Bleed" kits to students, staff
KBIA, September 10, 2018

"The University of Missouri is accepting an $100,000 gift to purchase and set up 'Stop the Bleed' kits around MU, campus officials announced Friday. MU is one of the first campuses in the nation to have bleeding control kits.  'Stop the Bleed' event coordinator Kassie Campbell says it important for students and faculty to learn how to properly use these kits."

Healthcast: Stop the bleed
KAMC News, September 3, 2018

"'If the laceration is deep enough you basically have 90 seconds before you're going into severe shock and then death,' explained Medical Director of the Plainview Covenant Emergency Room Beau McCrory.

Knowing how to stop the bleed could save someone's life."

August 2018

Students learn lifesaving techniques once reserved for military
CNN, August 21, 2018

"The campaign -- an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus, a set of recommendations on active shooter and other mass casualty events by one of the association's committees -- aims to provide training and credible information on bleeding control."

Stop the Bleed: training focuses on preserving life
South Strand News, August 20, 2018

"Nurses in Georgetown County schools recently took part in a training program focused on treating victims in the minutes following a tragedy such as a mass shooting.

The program, called 'Stop the Bleed,' teaches straightforward techniques to cut off the flow of blood from a serious wound."

The Government Wants to Teach Students How to Treat Gunshot Wounds. That Could Save Lives, Experts Say
TIME, August 14, 2018

"'This is something that everyone should know how to do—not just because of a mass shooting event,' said Dr. Eileen Bulger, chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma."

Schools learn to Stop the Bleed
Valdosta Daily Times, August 12, 2018

"During the next few months, schools in Echols, Lanier and Lowndes counties will benefit from the statewide Stop the Bleed grant, according to hospital officials.

Recently, SGMC Mobile Healthcare Services and the Lanier County EMA joined to train staff at Lanier County Elementary and Lanier County High School. Similar training was held for Echols County schools. Training for the Valdosta and Lowndes School Systems is set for this month."

Personnel show Gadsden educators how to control bleeding
Gadsden Times, August 4, 2018

"Carroll, GFD Emergency Medical Services Director Will Reed and department paramedics worked with teachers and administrators, providing information and a hands-on opportunity to apply tourniquets to a mannequin arm.

Carroll said the department will supply each school with at least one Stop the Bleed trauma kit, equipped with a Combat Application Tourniquet, gauze, Quik Clot and other material that can be used to help staunch bleeding."

July 2018

Stop the Bleed: Teens get a lesson in trauma response
News-Gazette, July 27, 2018

"Moore gave a brief presentation on how to identify life-threatening wounds and what to do when someone is severely bleeding. It takes emergency medical services about 10 minutes to arrive at a location, and in that time, death can be prevented in four easy steps, he said."

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."

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."