Stop the Bleed Training

Trauma is an epidemic in the United States, as intentional mass casualty incidents are on the rise. If left unmanaged, victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding within minutes.

In an effort to encourage and educate bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency, Ascension Borgess Allegan Hospital is offering the community Stop the Bleed training. This hour long course teaches basic bleeding control techniques including how to correctly apply pressure, dress a wound and apply a tourniquet. It is taught by trained and experienced trauma providers at Ascension Borgess Allegan. This free program is offered throughout the year.

The Stop the Bleed campaign was initiated by a federal inter-agency work group convened by the National Security Council Staff, The White House. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters.

For more information about our Stop the Bleed training, please call (269) 686-4212.