Guidance for STOP THE BLEED Course Instructors
The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) fully supports the directives urging social distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and strongly encourages all instructors to cancel STOP THE BLEED® Courses planned in the near future. The ACS COT expects adherence to all governmental and organizational restrictions on gatherings, hosting of meetings on their premises, or business travel for their employees
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) recommends immediately discontinuing STOP THE BLEED® training until June 15, 2020.
While more than 1 million people have now been trained to STOP THE BLEED®, that’s just a start. Our goal is to train 200 million. Why? Because the purpose of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign is to make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. This preparation is being done by raising awareness and teaching people how to learn three quick actions to control serious bleeding.
Working to train people to STOP THE BLEED® in all walks of life to save lives.
Take Our STOP THE BLEED Course
Through our STOP THE BLEED® course, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. The person next to a bleeding victim may be the one who’s most likely to save him or her. Take the course and become empowered to make a life or death difference when a bleeding emergency occurs. STOP THE BLEED®. Save a Life!
STOP THE BLEED Kits
Find STOP THE BLEED® kits online and place these trauma kits in public gathering areas.
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