The Uniformed Services University’s National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) recently launched a new “Stop the Bleed” app, which is available for free on Google and Apple sites (links below). The app is designed to educate users on what to do in an emergency, how to determine the severity of bleeding, and how to correctly apply a tourniquet to stop bleeding.
Additional “Stop the Bleed” and “Until Help Arrives” Resources:
• Stop the Bleed Resources: National public awareness and training campaign started by the White House in 2015 to encourage the general public to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency.
• Until Help Arrives Curriculum: Launched in 2017, educates the public about the important role it plays in providing immediate care to those who have experienced life-threatening injuries prior to the arrival of emergency services. Covers five main topics: call 9-1-1, protect the injured from harm, stop bleeding, position people so they can breathe, and provide comfort.