Stop the Bleed
“The number 1 cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding”
Katy CPR & First Aid is a registered provider of the Stop the Bleeding training program developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
This training is ideal for schools and manufacturing businesses. Taking only 90 minutes to complete, your team will be prepared through hands-on practice to be able to apply direct pressure, pack a wound and use a tourniquet to stop bleeding while waiting for professional help to arrive.
Unfortunately, we live in a world where we have to be prepared in certain emergency situations. Stop the Bleed training supplements your school’s or business’ Active Shooter Training. You will receive hands-on training to be able to stop serious bleeding and potentially save a life.
Life-threatening bleeding can happen after a serious accident. This training turns you and your team into responders rather than just witnesses.
Learn how to Stop the Bleed
In the Stop the Bleed class, you’ll learn three quick techniques to help save a life before someone bleeds out:
- How to use your hands to apply pressure to a wound
- How to pack a wound to control bleeding
- How to correctly apply a tourniquet.
Motivated by the 2012 tragedy in Sandy Hook and multiple tragedies that have occurred in the ensuing years, what has become known as the Hartford Consensus was convened to bring together leaders from law enforcement, the federal government, and the medical community to improve survivability from manmade or natural mass casualty events. The resulting injuries from these events generally present with severe bleeding which, if left unattended, can result in death.
The participants of the Hartford Consensus concluded that by providing first responders (law enforcement) and civilian bystanders the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation, lives would be saved. The first responder program has received very good response and is widely being used across the country. The next step is to focus on needs of civilian bystanders.
The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. This will be accomplished by the development of a comprehensive and sustainable bleeding control education and information program targeted to civilians that will inform, educate and empower the 300+million citizens of the United States.