Get Trained

Get Trained

With 3 quick actions, you can be trained to save a life. The number 1 cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding. That’s why we want to train you how to Stop the Bleed.

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  • Why Learn?

    Why Learn?

    A bleeding injury can happen anywhere. We’ve all seen it happen too often—on the news or in everyday life. Life-threatening bleeding can happen in people injured in serious accidents or disasters. Instead of being a witness, you can become an immediate responder because you know how to stop bleeding.

  • What You’ll Gain from the Course

    What You’ll Gain from the Course

    The person next to a bleeding victim may very well be the one who’s most likely to save him or her from bleeding to death. By learning how to Stop the Bleed, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and act quickly and effectively to control bleeding once you learn three quick techniques. Take the Stop the Bleed course and become empowered to make a life or death difference when a bleeding emergency happens.

  • How We Teach

    How We Teach

    Our instructors will teach you live—in person, using training materials specially developed to teach bleeding control techniques. They will not only instruct you, they will be available to check your movements as you practice three different bleeding control actions. They will keep working with you until you demonstrate the correct skills to stop bleeding and save a life.

Quick Actions to Stop the Bleed

  • Step 1: Call 911

    Call 911

  • Step 2: Apply Pressure with Hands

    Apply Pressure with Hands

  • Step 3: Pack Wound and Press

    Pack Wound and Press

  • Step 4: Apply Tourniquet

    Apply Tourniquet

Learning how to Stop the Bleed

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

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.

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Become an Instructor

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 bleeding, you are empowering the public to become immediate responders.

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