Stop the Bleed is a free program for bystander emergency aid. This 90-minute course will provide bystander instruction and hands on practice in emergency first aid for uncontrolled bleeding. What you can do in the first 5 minutes could save a life!
The Stop the Bleed program at Einstein provides a formal presentation and hands-on practice of direct pressure application, wound packing, and use of a tourniquet. The course was developed for a nonmedical audience to address the needs of the immediate responder to control life-threatening bleeding until help arrives. Each class is taught by an instructor and a trained Einstein ER nurse or Trauma & Emergency Department medical staff member, and attendees receive a booklet about the national Stop the Bleed program and a certificate of participation.
Cathy Markey, MSN, RN, CCRN, Trauma Education & Injury Prevention Coordinator for Einstein Healthcare Network, leads a Stop the Bleed community training to instruct bystanders on how to help in a bleeding emergency until professional help arrives.
To learn more or schedule a presentation, contact:
Cathy Markey MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CEN, TCRN
Einstein Trauma Education & Injury Prevention Coordinator