Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action in the United States that was launched in October, 2015 by the White House. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives – because those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. And since a person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, it is crucial to quickly stop the blood loss. According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46.
March 31, 2018 is designated as National Stop the Bleeding Day (NSTBD) – an initiative to raise awareness for the official Stop the Bleed program. NSTBD will bring Bleeding Control (B-CON) Instructors and students together for a day of training – free of charge. NSTBD is coordinating with instructors around the country to offer free bleeding control training. Get involved by visiting http://www.bleedingcontrol.org/ to find a class near you!
The cast of Code Black explain “Stop the Bleed”:
Stop the Bleed info video