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.
Apply Pressure with Hands
Pack Wound and Press
What You'll Learn
What stops bleeding? In a STOP THE BLEED® course, you’ll learn three quick techniques to help save a life before someone bleeds out: (1) How to use your hands to apply pressure to a wound; (2) How to pack a wound to control bleeding; (3) How to correctly apply a tourniquet. These three techniques will empower you to assist in an emergency and potentially save a life.
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Who Can Take the Course
A STOP THE BLEED® course is for people who are interested in learning this lifesaving skill. The American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED® campaign has trained over 1 million people including students, teachers, and community groups. We are committed to training anyone who is old enough to understand what the course teaches and is interested in learning how to STOP THE BLEED® and save a life.
Become an Instructor
Help others learn how to stop the bleed by becoming an instructor. If you’ve taken a STOP THE BLEED® course and you’re in one of our approved instructor categories, you are eligible to become an instructor. By teaching others how to STOP THE BLEED®, you are empowering the public to become immediate responders.