Welcome to the Stop the Bleed: Bleeding Control for the
Injured information booklet. Injury results from a wide variety
of causes, including accidents or intentional harm, and in a
wide variety of locations, such as your home or workplace.
It is important that as many people as possible survive their
injuries if they sustain trauma.
Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of
preventable death from trauma. The greater the number
of people who know how to control bleeding in an injured
patient, the greater the chances of surviving that injury.
You can help save a life by knowing how to stop bleeding if
someone, including yourself, is injured.
In this booklet, you will learn the various ways to control
bleeding, whether you only have your two hands to use or
whether you have a full trauma first aid kit available to you.
Credit and ownership and use of this material was granted by the author - www.bleedingcontrol.org with special thanks to the American College of Surgeons.