// Stop The Bleed
The 'Stop the Bleed" campaign is a not for profit initiative designed to educate members of the public to respond to terrorist or active shooter scenarios, from a first aid perspective - to assist those in need. We deliver the programme on a non profit basis.
The programme is an American initiative and involves only a few hours training. R2Ri has approved instructors for "Stop the Bleed" courses. We also have a licence direct between R2Ri and the US Department of Defense to allow us to use the logo, which is the property of the DOD.
The best introduction we can give to the course is for you to hear from the organisation itself:
"Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent.
Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes.
However, anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do. BleedingControl.org supports President Barack Obama’s policy directive for national preparedness (Presidential Policy Directive 8), which targets preparedness as a shared responsibility of the government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens.
BleedingControl.org is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus and contains diagrams, news, videos, and other resources contributed by a variety of other private and nonprofit partners to help prepare you in the event you are witness to one of these unspeakable events.
Our shared goal is to provide you with a one-stop, online resource to credible information on bleeding control. We hope you will never need to use this information, but if you do, at least you will have the assurance that the information is credible and timely.
Why are we doing this?
Team members had acquaintances at the Bataclan attack in Paris and family members were meant to be at the concert in Las Vegas that was fired upon by a gunman based in a nearby hotel. Luckily, the family member overslept and didn’t attend the concert - but things could have been different. Team members also had vehicles commandeered by the Police during the (failed) second London bombing attempt. The point being, these incidents aren’t too far removed from any of us. A big part of why R2Ri was set up was to give something back. We want to make a positive difference.
Get trained. Short one - two hour courses, delivered at your venue. Instructors are all highly trained and operational medics. They aren't remunerated to deliver these courses, but we do ask for expenses to be covered.
Delivered by highly qualified and experienced medical professionals. Training includes tourniquets and haemostatic agents.