LEARN TO STOP THE BLEED

STOP THE BLEED®️ is a national campaign empowering individuals to act quickly and save lives.

Stop the Bleed Tourniquet Training
Woman Applying tourniquet during training

Immediate Responders…
Not Bystanders

A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. It is imperative to quickly stop active blood loss.

No matter how rapid the arrival of a professional emergency response team, bystanders will always be first on the scene, so we encourage everyone to become an immediate responder.

HOW TO APPLY A TOURNIQUET

Stop the bleed Step 1

Pull the strap through
the buckle and pull tightly removing all slack

Stop the Bleed Step 3

Twist the windlass rod
tightly

Secure the Tourniquet

Secure the windlass rod in the plastic buckle and cover with the velcro strap

Steps to Save a Life

Did you know the number one cause of death after injury is bleeding?
Bystanders can take simple steps to keep an injured person alive until appropriate medical care is available. Follow the steps below to help save a life.

01

CALL 911

Call 911. Don’t assume other bystanders have called 911.

02

Compress

Find the source of the bleeding and apply firm, steady pressure with bandages or clean clothing.

03

Tourniquet

If the bleeding does not stop with compression, a tourniquet can be placed and secured over clothing. Place the tourniquet 2-3 inches above the bleeding site.

04

Compress Again

If the bleeding persists, place a second tourniquet closer to the torso from the first tourniquet.

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Together with private sector and nonprofit organizations, the “STOP THE BLEED®️” campaign is putting knowledge gained by first responders and our military into your hands to help save lives. Select your region below to learn more and find the resources nearest you.

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