Stop the Bleed Training The Cudahy Health Department offers Stop the Bleed training to community members and agencies at no cost. What it is & why should everyone receive it? Read below:
WHO is it directed toward? Anyone who wants to help save a life. No “medical” experience is needed!
WHAT is it? A program designed to train lay people to identify and manage uncontrolled bleeding until trained personnel arrive. Training is provided regarding the use of direct pressure, wound packing, and tourniquet application.
WHEN/WHERE might it be used? Anytime you encounter a victim that has a wound with uncontrolled bleeding. Examples include motor vehicle accidents, work or home related injuries such as a fall or major cut, or intentional violence.
WHY is it important? A victim can bleed out in just the few minutes it takes for EMS to arrive on the scene of an injury/accident. Early recognition of life threatening bleeding and taking appropriate action can mean the difference between life and death! Stopping the bleeding can enable EMS to get the patient to a hospital to address the source of bleeding
HOW do I get trained? Classes are offered typically free of charge and last approximately 1.5-2 hours. There is no written testing or certification to maintain. Classes consist of basic education along with hands on practice. Call the Cudahy Health Department at 414-769-2239 to schedule a training for your agency or to see when our next community training will be.
For more information on the Stop the Bleed Program, visit their website .