Stop the Bleed® Initiative


On October 6, 2015, the White House launched the “Stop the Bleed®” campaign. The focus of this campaign is to provide bystanders with the tools and knowledge to stop life threatening bleeding.

The Central Ohio Region Healthcare Emergency Preparedness (RHEP) Coalition has taken on the Stop the Bleed® Campaign as a regional initiative. Tourniquets have been purchased and distributed to law enforcement officers and will also be placed in strategic locations around the region where the public gathers. Each county in the region that houses a local healthcare preparedness coalition will be conducting Stop the Bleed® training sessions for the public. Much like the CPR classes that target the lay person training, Stop the Bleed® courses aim to provide non-medical people and first responders with the knowledge and hands-on training to save a life by recognizing and controlling life threatening bleeding. Regional expansion of this life saving program allows more people to be trained with the target goal of ensuring that no one dies from uncontrolled bleeding.  

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Bolton Field Airport
Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) Davidson Theatre-Rife Center
CAPA Lincoln Theatre
CAPA Ohio Theatre
CAPA Palace Theatre
CAPA Southern Theatre
Columbus Fire for The Ohio State University (OSU) Schottenstein Center
Columbus Fire for OSU events
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Easton Town Center
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Hollywood Casino
Huntington Park-Columbus Clipper Stadium
John Glenn Columbus International Airport
MAPFRE Stadium - Columbus Crew
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio State Fairgrounds
The Ohio State University Stadium ("Horseshoe")
OhioHealth for Nationwide Arena
Otterbein University
Polaris Fashion Place
Rickenbacker International Airport
Tanger Outlet Mall (Delaware and Fayette Counties)
Tuttle Crossing Mall


United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Combat Casualty Care Research Program, National Stop the Bleed Day 2018

Columbus Dispatch:
 Columbus hospital official: 'We'd be foolish to think it's not going to happen to us' (October 2, 2017)
"Stop the Bleed" campaign teaches bystanders to help save lives (October 8, 2017)
Tourniquet training for local teachers designed to help prepare for mass-casualty or other incidents (March 19, 2018)

ABC6 News:  
Central Ohio hospitals prepared to take action if mass shooting happened (October 2, 2017)
Central Ohio Trauma System takes action to stop the bleed during mass casualty incidents (October 3, 2017)

Columbus Medical Association Foundation/Summer 2016 Newsletter