Alert - Call 9-1-1
Get Help. Call 9-1-1 yourself OR tell someone to call 9-1-1. This will notify emergency medical responders and police officers to respond to the scene.
Find the source of bleeding. Open or remove the clothing over the wound, so you can clearly see it. Identify “life-threatening” bleeding. By removing clothing, you will be able to see injuries that may have been hidden or covered.
There are a number of methods that can be used to stop bleeding, and they all have one thing in common – compressing a bleeding blood vessel in order to stop the bleeding.
Take the Online STOP THE BLEED® Interactive Course
The STOP THE BLEED® Interactive Course guides you through the three methods of bleeding control using video demonstrations, interactive learning, and spontaneous quizzes. Please note that the tourniquet featured in this course is not a quick-release tourniquet. Below is a video on the quick-release tourniquet.
This video explains how to apply pressure to a wound to stop the bleeding and how to pack a wound if pressure is insufficient. Please note, this uses a tourniquet that is different from the one supplied in our kits. Please see the quick-release tourniquet video for instructions on how to use that device.
Watch this video to learn how to use a quick-release tourniquet.
Learn how to use a self-adhering wrap to apply compression to a packed wound in locations where a tourniquet will not work.
This brief video provides an overview of recommended response and bleeding control protocol in the event of a mass casualty event.