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Stop the Bleed
As a 2018 Accredidation goal and in conjunction with the Stony Brook Trauma Center,
the University Police Department has sucessfully trainied 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. BleedingControl.org 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
How can I learn more?
More information on this program can be found here.
You can also view a brief video below. Viewer discretion is advised.