STOP THE BLEED TRAINING Available through NewYork
Presbyterian Queens Trauma Program
May Is National STOP THE BLEED® Month
Read these excerpts from Bleeding.org to learn more about this program:
Knowing how to control bleeding from a serious injury is important knowledge for everyone to have! As we mark the fourth
year of National STOP THE BLEED® Month, we recognize National STOP THE BLEED® Day on May 19th. During this month, learn
the basic skills necessary to control bleeding from accidents and injuries.
There are several ways to become informed, educated, and empowered. NewYork Presbyterian Queens, Trauma Program has
onsite instructors, who can host courses in a variety of formats, including virtual. Feel free to reach out to our Injury Prevention
Coordinator for scheduling an in‐person course, locate our virtual course options, or host your own sites virtual course to gain
this valuable knowledge TODAY!
The Stop the Bleed Story
STOP THE BLEED® is the result of a collaborative effort led by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS
COT) to bring knowledge of bleeding control to the public. The ACS COT, and specifically the EMS subcommittee with its many
collaborative relationships, provided the perfect environment for this program to grow into the critical success that it is today.
Lessons learned from the military
There are multiple ways to control bleeding in an emergency, including applying direct pressure, packing the wound with
bleeding control (hemostatic) gauze, and applying a tourniquet. However, it is only recently that tourniquets have been reembraced
for their lifesaving potential. After tourniquets and tourniquet training were widely adopted by the military, their use
during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts was reviewed in 2012 and a clear survival benefit was identified.
When these efforts were looked at collectively, the life‐saving potential of early bleeding control became clear. It also became
clear that time was a critical factor and outcomes were directly related to how quickly bleeding control was achieved. These
findings would ultimately help establish the bystander as playing a critical role in saving lives due to severe bleeding. Efforts to
train bystanders soon began in earnest.
Out of great tragedy, comes a life‐saving response
The evolution of the STOP THE BLEED® program was also influenced by world events. In 2012, 20 children and eight adults were
casualties from a tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. A concerned local trauma surgeon
who was the Chair of the Connecticut State Committee on Trauma and an ACS Regent, Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr., MD, FACS,
convened a panel of national experts to evaluate the response to such emergencies.
The group met several times and developed expert recommendations on how to improve survival for people with severe
bleeding. Since then, the STOP THE BLEED® program has continued to grow as we continue to witness or experience
unexpected violence and injuries in our daily lives—on the highway, in the workplace, at schools, and in other public places
where we should be able to gather with an expectation of safety. The ACS Committee on Trauma first publicly introduced
bleeding control training courses for its members in October 2016, and since then thousands of other medical professionals
have trained to become course instructors. Today, those instructors are focused on training people in all walks of life to become
immediate responders through the STOP THE BLEED® course.
We will be hosting this free one hour training on Tuesdays at 9am and 10am throughout May for National Stop the Bleed Month. Please register to join us today.
If you would like to certify, you can sign up for a seperate skills session, by contacting Michele Schombs, at firstname.lastname@example.org for available in person skill sessions.
Topic: Stop the Bleed Virtual Courses Register in advance for this webinar:
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 9:00am to 10:00amVirtual Event