Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS Stop the Bleed Resource Page

MMS Stop the Bleed Resource Page

Stop The Bleed

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter, explosive event or an accident can result in death. Just as the general public learns and performs CPR, individuals can learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use pack a wound and use tourniquets. 

  • MMS Bleeding Control Train-the Trainer Project

    As a part of the MMS’ commitment to reduce or eliminate preventable death from bleeding, MMS has launched a demonstration project to provide hands-on regional instruction for physicians and other health professionals in bleeding control, wound packing, and tourniquet application in order to increase the number of individuals trained in bleeding control in the Commonwealth.

    Any MD, DO, RN, CRNA, NP, PA, DDS, DMD, DVM, PharmD, LVN, LPN, RD, RT, PT, OT, Paramedic, EMT, EMR/First Responder is eligible to become instructors. MMS’ training session includes the bleeding control basic course including a practical skills review as well as tips and resources for planning a training in the community setting. 

    To learn more, or to register for an upcoming MMS bleeding control train-the trainer session please visit here

  • Department of Homeland Security 
    Provides information on the Stop the Bleed campaign as well as information on taking a bleeding control course as well as resources for those who would like to learn more about teaching bleeding control.

  • 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.

  • Stop the Bleeding Coalition
    The mission of the coalition is to support the Stop the Bleed campaign by providing resources that enable collaboration and cooperation between the many people and organizations working to train and equip the nation to reduce the loss of life due to traumatic bleeding. Information on where to purchase bleeding control products for direct delivery, community organizing a charity drive to get the products you need and no cost training resources are provided.

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Stop The BleedThe 'Stop the Bleed' campaign was initiated by a federal inter-agency workgroup 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. Advances made by military medicine and research in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed the work of this initiative which exemplifies translation of knowledge back to the homeland to the benefit of the general public. The Department of the Defense owns the 'Stop the Bleed' logo and phrase – trademark pending.
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