New app teaches civilians how to ‘Stop the Bleed’
The “Stop the Bleed” app, which is free of charge, was designed to teach the public how to save lives in an emergency
By EMS1 Staff
BETHESDA, Md. — A new app was released to teach civilians how to “Stop the Bleed” and save lives in case of an emergency.
The free “Stop the Bleed” app was recently launched by the Uniformed Services University’s National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health in an effort to teach the public how to stop life-threatening bleeding.
“We are extremely proud to make the app available to the public. It’s an important step in the 'Stop the Bleed' initiative,” Dr. Thomas Kirsch said.
Bystanders of an emergency will be able to open the app for step-by-step instructions on how to help a victim, and an audio version allows them to perform the actions while learning hands-free.
The app also features videos on how to apply tourniquets, along with other resources that will help saves lives.
“Our hope is that the ‘Stop the Bleed’ app empowers individuals to take action in the crucial minutes before first responders arrive,” Dr. Craig Goolsby said. “The ‘Stop the Bleed’ app provides instant access to instruction on differentiating life-threatening bleeding from non-life threatening bleeding, and how to apply tourniquets to stop bleeding.”