Learn how to save lives with free Stop the Bleed training

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Join this free class organized by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Trauma Program and learn new skills to assist trauma victims prior to EMS arrival. You’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. The person next to a bleeding victim may be the one who’s most likely to save him or her. Take the course and become empowered to make a life or death difference when a bleeding emergency occurs. Stop the Bleed. Save a Life!

Stop the Bleed® traces its origins to the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, CT, on December 2012. A few months later, a concerned local trauma surgeon and Regent of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr., MD, FACS, requested to review victims’ autopsy records. Results showed that the victims died from severe bleeding. Severe bleeding, that if controlled, could have probably kept them from going into shock until emergency help arrived on the scene.

As of September 2019, more than 1 million people around the world have been trained to save a life through the ACS Stop the Bleed program.

Cedars-Sinai is proud to offer Stop the Bleed training. As a Level I trauma hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a leader in providing the highest level of care for injured patients. The services of the Cedars-Sinai Trauma Program range from prevention to rehabilitation.

Program Overview

The targeted audience for this class is the layperson with little to no medical training or any healthcare professional who may be called upon to assist trauma victims prior to EMS arrival. The program will consist of classroom education and skills stations. The class is free of charge.


  • The class lasts 1.5 hours. The first portion of the class will be done as a lecture with the addition of a review of active shooter events and safety tips on how to protect yourself and others. The last part will be hands-on training where participants will practice placing tourniquets and packing wounds in a simulated setting.
  • The training takes place in Room PEC 5 located on the pavilion level of the Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion. Check out the Cedars-Sinai app in the app store. Use the Medical Center Walking Directions to find the “Pavilion San Vicente Street Entrance.” This will bring you to the street level and then take the elevator to the pavilion level.
  • Further questions? Contact the organizer: Brett A. Dodd, Trauma Education, Injury Prevention, and Outreach Coordinator, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Department of Surgery. Email: [email protected].

Event Detail

March 28, 2020 9:00 am
March 28, 2020 10:30 am


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Trauma Program