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Stop the Bleed: Bleeding Control Basic and Instructor Course

Stop the Bleed

Studies have shown that the help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death, even before professional rescuers arrive. The Bleeding Control Basic Course gives participants the necessary tools to become an empowered initial responder.

This course is designed to train individuals on what to do as an immediate responder in a bleeding emergency and covers the ABCs of bleeding as a method to stop an active bleed. The course includes a class presentation and hands-on skills demonstration on tourniquet application, wound packing, and pressure application. At the conclusion of the course, participants will receive tips on how to present the materials, and ways to provide a positive learning experience when teaching a Bleeding Control Basic course will be discussed.