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National Stop the Bleed Day
May 21, 2020

Stop the Bleed

May 21, 2020

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign aimed at providing non-medical first responders and civilian bystanders with basic training in bleeding control principles so that they are able to provide immediate frontline aid to an injured person.

In conjunction with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, St Luke’s has adopted the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus and is leading the effort to teach the civilian population effective bleeding control techniques in the face of life-threatening external hemorrhage.

St. Luke’s Trauma has been participating in Stop the Bleed efforts since December 2017. Over 200 St. Luke’s Stop the Bleed trainers are available to train our communities. To date, St Luke’s Trauma has trained over 4,400 community members on Stop the Bleed techniques! These include 31 school districts, 8 police departments, 6 colleges/universities, 5 fire departments, 3 churches, 1 neighborhood watch group, several Girl Scout and Cub Scout troops and 1 large group of 4th-6th grade girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)!

If you are interested in becoming a St. Luke’s Stop the Bleed trainer, please email Andrea Nesfeder at Andrea.Nesfeder@sluhn.org.

Thank you to all who have volunteered their time, energy and talents to Stop the Bleed to make this program such a success!  For more information, visit the website at https://www.slhn.org/stop-the-bleed.