No matter how rapid the arrival of emergency responders, bystanders will always be the first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so it is vital that bystanders know how to intervene. UofL Hospital is part of a nationwide campaign called Stop the Bleed, which provides bystanders with the simple steps they can take in an emergency situation to stop life-threatening bleeding.

If you are interested in learning how to act quickly to save lives, fill out the form below to schedule training for your organization.

What is Stop the Bleed?

The Stop the Bleed training consists of a 30-45 minute lecture followed by 30-45 minutes of skill-out stations. The lecture is led by a medical professional. The skill-out stations provide an opportunity to practice the techniques taught in the lecture and include practice with tourniquet placement and practice compressing a simulated bleeding wound.

Who needs to know how to Stop the Bleed?

Everyone! The material discussed in our training can be graphic, so we recommend participants be at least of high school age. We have taught to schools, workplaces, law enforcement, and community-based organizations.

How much does Stop the Bleed training cost?

The training is free to all individuals and organizations.

Where does the Stop the Bleed training take place?

Our trauma team can come onsite to an organization or we host the training here in the hospital.

When is the next Stop the Bleed class?

We offer private classes all the time, which can be requested with the contact form below. If you are interested in the next class open to the community, please visit You can search for Stop the Bleed classes closest to you.

For more information, contact:

Kim Denzik
Trauma Program Manager

Tracie Burchett, BSN, RN, TCRN
Trauma Outreach and Education Coordinator

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