May is National Stop the Bleed Month

We are excited to announce that American Red Cross Training Services has joined National Stop the Bleed Month, and National Stop the Bleed Day on May 23rd. Stop the Bleed is one of our nation's largest public health campaigns designed to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Our goal is to save lives by training and empowering people across the country on how to stop traumatic bleeding.

First Aid for Severe Bleeding Online Course

This interactive 30-minute online course will prepare you to recognize severe, life-threatening bleeding emergencies and to take action to stop the flow of blood.

In this course, you will learn:

– How to recognize life-threatening bleeding
– What action steps to take in a life-threatening bleeding emergency
– When to use a tourniquet
– How to apply windlass rod, elasticized wrap and improvised tourniquets
– When to use hemostatic dressing

Providing the general public with practical information about how to stop life-threatening bleeding is important to the American Red Cross. Whether you're adding this course to supplement other first aid training or are taking it as your first exposure to first aid training – you will gain the knowledge to provide lifesaving care.

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Red Cross - Professional Bleeding Control Kit

Bleeding Control Products

Bleeding Control Kits contain the bleeding control products needed to respond to life-threatening bleeding emergencies. These kits have a well laid-out interior that allows easy access to the components inside and a compact design for easy storage in your car, at your place of work or in your home. The First Aid for Severe Bleeding course teaches you how to apply the tourniquets and hemostatic dressings in these kits.

First Aid App: American Red Cross

First Aid App

Get instant access to information on handling the most common first aid emergencies.

Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

You can visit the National Stop the Bleed website - a national campaign to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.