Announcement: Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed

March 2018

March 31, 2018, is National Stop the Bleed Day. According to the Stop the Bleed website: The ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding in someone who is injured and effectively assist that person can save a life. Studies have shown that the help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death, even before medical professionals arrive. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching individuals how to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. The Bleeding Control Basics course gives participants the necessary tools to become an empowered initial responder.

Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency - becoming the beginning of the trauma care chain of survival.

During Stop the Bleed training, you will learn how to:

NCH has staff trained to teach these courses. If you would like to take the course or your organization would like to host a course, please contact Julia Thompson at