Bleeding Control Basics
Welcome to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center Stop the Bleed campaign
Similar to how the public learns and performs CPR, it is important for the public to learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding if it is not stopped. We are excited to bring life-saving bleed control training to our community.
Congratulations and thank you for taking the first step to becoming an empowered initial responder.
Our class registry has just started so you may not find any classes in your area at this time, but we encourage you to check back to this website every couple of weeks as our instructor pool is growing, and we anticipate this registry to be more populated soon. In the meantime, please refer to the bleedingcontrol.org and the resources tab for initial information on techniques you can use to stop excessive bleeding.
The ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff, The White House. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters. Advances made by military medicine and research in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed the work of this initiative which exemplifies translation of knowledge back to the homeland to the benefit of the general public. The Department of the Defense owns the ‘Stop the Bleed’ logo and phrase – trademark pending.