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In the case of an emergency situation, bystanders are always going to be first on scene before professional emergency responders arrive. Injuries where blood loss is a factor can cause death within five minutes. STOP THE BLEED training focuses on teaching individuals’ basic life-saving skills, giving them the ability to save a life until trained medical personnel arrive. This training includes bleeding control, tourniquet training, and haemostatic dressing applications. Preventing significant blood loss in an injured person plays a vital role in prolonging their life in the case of serious injury.

The STOP THE BLEED programme was created and endorsed by the White House and the Department of Homeland Security in response to the increase in terror attacks, gun violence and incidents resulting in mass casualties. The programme is aimed at improving survival of victims suffering blood loss caused by life-threatening injuries. Due to the rapid rate at which a person can bleed to death (less than five minutes), it is incredibly difficult for emergency responders to arrive on scene within the vital time frame. If the injury is not treated immediately, the chances of survival significantly reduce for someone suffering from rapid blood loss. STOP THE BLEED aims to breach this gap, providing individuals with the necessary training to help prevent fatal blood loss before emergency responders can attend the scene.

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STOP THE BLEED is an internationally recognised campaign designed to educate individuals to act quickly and save lives. This programme is a White House endorsed initiative and the Ray Mancini Academy has the rights to run this course in Australia. The course teaches students how to apply basic medical techniques and life-saving skills, including bleeding control, using tourniquets and haemostatic dressings. This world first course is putting the knowledge gained by trauma and military professionals into the hands of potential bystanders by equipping them with the ability to save lives in the first three to five minutes on scene.


There are no formal prerequisites for the STOP THE BLEED Cores.

However, basic language, literacy and numeracy skills are essential.

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Recognition of Prior Learning - RPL

RPL is unavailable for this course.


Throughout the course, individuals will gain an understanding of national and international guidelines, basic anatomy and human physiology training, learning how this information applies to haemorrhage and the dangers of blood loss to a trauma victim.

The course will feature a combination of practical techniques and theory, focusing heavily on blood loss prevention techniques such as proper tourniquet applications, use and common mistakes, and the dangers of improvised tourniquets.

  • Review of TCCC + TECC + ANZCOR + ILCOR guidelines who support the programme
  • The stages of haemorrhagic shock
  • Types of haemostatic dressing, effectiveness, and proper wound application
  • The importance of wound packing
  • Correct procedure of wound packing

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Students who successfully complete the workshop will be awarded the American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma certificate.

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