Resources

You Are The Help Until Help Arrives

Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast. Emergency responders aren’t always nearby. You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately. You Are the Help Until Help Arrives.

Click on the links below to learn how you can help:
An animated interactive video
A web-based training program
A downloadable instructor guide and student tools to provide in-person training

Uniformed Services University/National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) Stop the Bleed App. You can download it from the Google and Apple app stores for your phone, tablet, etc. The app contains the 5-minute video, Q & A, a quiz, and other resources.
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Become Empowered: Learn How to Stop The Bleed

Learning how to care for anplay.google.com/store/apps/details injured family member, friend, or even a stranger isn’t hard. To find more information on available courses that emphasize severe bleeding control techniques such as use of direct pressure, pressure dressings, and tourniquets, visit https://www.bleedingcontrol.org or https://www.dhs.gov/stb-learn-how-stop-bleed

Uniformed Services University/National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) Stop the Bleed App. You can download it from the Google and Apple app stores for your phone, tablet, etc. The app contains the 5-minute video, Q & A, a quiz, and other resources. Links below:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.usuhs.stb
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stb/id1336173602?mt=8

What is the Stop the Bleed campaign?

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is proud to partner with the White House National Security Council and the U.S. Department of Defense in an initiative to expand the role of bystanders as immediate responders in stopping life-threatening bleeding.

The “Stop the Bleed” campaign was initiated by the White House National Security Council and was comprised of a workgroup of federal agencies, private and non-profit partner organizations, and individual citizens. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to help save lives through basic actions to stop life-threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies or disaster events.

The objectives of the “Stop the Bleed” campaign are:

  • The general public will know the phrase and associated logo: “Stop the Bleed
  • The general public will be able to have access to lifesaving bleeding control kits at home and in public places
  • Every bleeding control kit will provide “just in time” audio and visual training

Severe hemorrhage control kits should be readily available to the public in easy accessible locations such as near or part of public access automatic external defibrillator (AED) locations in business, schools, airports, and other public buildings.

How Can You Stop the Bleed?

To organize a local Stop the Bleed campaign:

  • Work with local government officials, hospitals, healthcare providers, civic groups, and others to identify funding to purchase bleeding control kits.
  • Identify appropriate locations, like with an AED, to position bleeding control kits in businesses, schools, airports, shopping malls, and other public building.
  • Provide public training on the principles of bleeding control and the use of bleeding control kit contents like pressure dressings and touorniquets.