On October 6, 2015, the White House launched the “Stop the Bleed®” campaign. The focus of this campaign is to provide bystanders with the tools and knowledge to stop life threatening bleeding.
The Central Ohio Region Healthcare Emergency Preparedness (RHEP) Coalition has taken on the Stop the Bleed® Campaign as a regional initiative. Tourniquets have been purchased and distributed to law enforcement officers and will also be placed in strategic locations around the region where the public gathers. Each county in the region that houses a local healthcare preparedness coalition will be conducting Stop the Bleed® training sessions for the public. Much like the CPR classes that target the lay person training, Stop the Bleed® courses aim to provide non-medical people and first responders with the knowledge and hands-on training to save a life by recognizing and controlling life threatening bleeding. Regional expansion of this life saving program allows more people to be trained with the target goal of ensuring that no one dies from uncontrolled bleeding.