Stop the Bleed with Your PA
Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed, can result in death. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes.
However, anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do. In fact, many civilians have expressed interest in taking a bleeding control training course that would empower them to immediately assist victims of mass casualty events at the point of wounding.
Stop the Bleed is a is a collaboration between the American College of Surgeons, the Heartford Consensus and the Department of Homeland Security. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, Stop the Bleed supports the instruction of proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings and tourniquets.
Physician Assistants (PAs) are ready to help. We are licensed medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider. We are trained and dedicated to improving healthcare access and quality -- and that includes Stop the Bleed outreach.
To learn more about Stop the Bleed, browse the links below or visit bleedingcontrol.org.
Stop the Bleed Poster
Stop the Bleed Booklet
Stop the Bleed Flow Chart
Hartford Consensus Compendium
You can also request Stop the Bleed training for your community by filling out the form below.