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Stop the Bleed: A Program of the US Department of Homeland Security

Blood loss is the leading cause of preventable death in multiple casualty events, like mass shootings, terrorist attacks and earthquakes. Significant external bleeding can also result from everyday events such as a motorcycle crash, or an industrial accident. Rapid control of bleeding at the scene of the event can be life-saving.  In addition to training law enforcement officers in bleeding control and instantly providing them with equipment to do so, emergency medical service personnel also need quicker access to the wounded. However, another key element calls for using civilian bystanders as immediate responders who perform external bleeding control for victims at the point of wounding before the arrival of professional responders. This element from the Hartford Consensus is at the core of the “Stop the Bleed” campaign by the Department of Homeland Security through the National Security Council.

That’s why the American College of Surgeons, FEMA, and the US Department of Homeland Security have partnered together to ensure that:

  • Bystanders have skills and knowledge to provide immediate bleeding control in an emergency.
  • Bleeding control supplies are located in all public gathering locations next to AEDs.
  • Bleeding control education is incorporated into our schools and workplace.
  • People know what to do in an active shooter situation.

Adelphi University’s offices of Human Resources, Health Services and Public Safety are proud to present the Nationwide “Stop The Bleed Program” to the Adelphi University campus. Classes will begin in the fall of 2018 on a monthly basis. Approximately 20 people can attend at one time.

» To register for an upcoming class please complete the registration form.

Class length is approximately 2 hours. Please be aware that images shown during the course may be graphic in nature.

For Further Information, Please Contact:

Nicole Gaudino, MS, AGNP-C
Interim Director
p – 516.237.8652
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