Stop the Bleed

Tourniquet practice during Stop the Bleed training.

Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in the loss of life. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, this class aims to teach proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use your hands, dressings, and tourniquets. (3-hour course)

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course attendees will be able to:

  • Use different bleeding control techniques
  • Pack a wound
  • Apply a tourniquet
  • Administer first aid in the event of a critical incident

Recommended Stop the Bleed Videos

Video 1: The Hartford Consensus - How to use a Tourniquet
Video 2: The Hartford Consensus - Improving Survivability
Video 3: FEMA - A Perfect Stranger

Printable Materials

Save a Life Flowchart pdf-icon
Basics of Bleeding Control Booklet pdf-icon
Stop the Bleed Poster pdf-icon

Helpful Links
U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Become Empowered: Learn How to Stop the Bleed