Grant available for Stop the Bleed training kits
The Stop the Bleed program will provide the kits, valued at $1,000, to selected applicants as part of the National Stop the Bleed Day campaign
By Laura French
CHICAGO — The Stop the Bleed program will provide free training kits for its bleeding control courses through a grant program as part of its National Stop the Bleed Day campaign.
Stop the Bleed is accepting applications from government agencies, civic organizations, schools and nonprofit organizations seeking to conduct courses using the $1,000-value kits, which each include 10 instructional booklets, five C-A-T training tourniquets, eight packages of QuikClot moulage training gauze, two Z-Medica Trauma Trainer legs and 12 pairs of protective gloves.
The campaign has extended the deadline for applications to the Stop the Bleed Training Kit Grant program, originally set for April 25, to May 10. Applying organizations must be based in the United States, have an existing or planned Stop the Bleed program and commit to using the training kits to conduct courses taught by instructors approved by the American College of Surgeons.
Applicants will be evaluated based on previous experience with Stop the Bleed or other healthcare-related training, financial need, demonstrated support of the Stop the Bleed campaign through social media, as well as the level of impact the organization can achieve by conducting the courses.
National Stop the Bleed Day is scheduled for May 21. Officials said in a statement that the campaign is not canceled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that the American College of Surgeons recommends suspension of all hands-on training until the crisis has passed. Recipients of the training kits are scheduled to receive them in June of 2020.
Campaign officials also published online training resources and information about stopping traumatic bleeding in the home.