“Stop the Bleed” is a Department of Homeland Security program to promote awareness, understanding, and capacity among the general public to save lives by stanching bleeding in emergencies. The initiative includes placing Bleeding Control Kits with items such as gloves, bleeding control dressing and a tourniquet in public spaces to be used in case of emergency.The program has connections to the NPLI through Dr. Rick Hunt (Cohort I) who has been a long-time champion, Alice Hill (Cohort VIII) then at the White House National Security Council, and a project team in Cohort XIII that developed a pilot program for Stop the Bleed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport as their meta-leadership project.
Bleeding Control Kits are displayed and demonstrated in various episodes of the hit CBS show, “Code Black.” This Wednesday evening, October 12, a public service announcement promoting Stop the Bleed will be shown immediately after the episode which runs 10:00 p.m. — 11:00 p.m. EDT/PDT.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this life-saving work and thanks to CBS and the cast of Code Black for bringing it a wider audience. You can find more information on Stop the Bleed at www.bleedingcontrol.org.