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Stop the Bleed Training Continues on Capitol Hill

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Advocacy and Health Policy (DAHP) facilitated Stop the Bleed® training June 14 for the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. Trauma staff from George Washington University (GW) Hospital, Washington, DC, instructed 20 congressional staff members on how to stop potentially life-threatening bleeding. These committee staffers are now among the thousands of individuals who have learned bleeding control techniques in order to become active immediate responders who can assist a bleeding victim. The ACS continues to actively work with members of Congress and their staff to help disseminate Stop the Bleed training on Capitol Hill and local districts across the nation.

For more details on Stop the Bleed, go to, and for more information on DAHP’s advocacy efforts around Stop the Bleed, visit the ACS website or contact Hannah Chargin, ACS Congressional Lobbyist, at

Trauma staff from GW Hospital, including (from left)  Katie Johnson, trauma program manager; Cody Schlaff, GW School of Medicine, Class of 2019; and Ivy Benjenk, senior clinical analyst