CBS’ Code Black to Promote “Stop the Bleed”

“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…

Team You Can Act Continues to Lead on Preparedness

The recent attacks in Brussels again surfaced the question of the role bystanders can play in an immediate response. In the United States, momentum continues to build for the deployment of bleeding control kits in public places so that average citizens can more readily assist in saving lives. Team You Can Act (Cohort XIII) ran a pilot of such a program just three weeks prior to the White House roll…

NPLI Alums Lead “Stop the Bleed”

On October 6, the “Stop the Bleed” campaign was launched at a White House event attended by some 200 invited participants. According to a White House press release, the purpose of the campaign is “to provide people with the tools to stop life threatening bleeding in the event of an emergency.” The Bystander: Stop the Bleed Forum was introduced by Alice Hill (NPLI Cohort VIII), Senior Director for Resilience Policy,…