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Stop the Bleed

As a 2018 Accreditation goal and in conjunction with the Stony Brook Trauma Center, the University Police Department has successfully trained all Police Officers in the 'Stop the Bleed' for law enforcement training. 

What is the Stop the Bleed Program?

Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent.

Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes.

However, anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do. supports President Barack Obama’s policy directive for national preparedness (Presidential Policy Directive 8), which targets preparedness as a shared responsibility of the government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens.

How can I learn more?

For more information about the Stop the Bleed program visit the Stony Brook Trauma Center website.

You can also view a brief video below. Viewer discretion is advised.