No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care. Instructors from the Chicago Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons will walk attendees through life saving information needed in an emergency to stop the bleeding of a victim in critical condition. Stop the Bleed is intended to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Presented by Chicago Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons
Training to last approximately 60 to 90 minutes.