Stop the Bleed
A few months after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, a group of Federal government and healthcare leaders created the Hartford Consensus to explore training the public to become immediate responders to active shooter events.
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign intended to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
The East Texas Emergency Nurses Association (ETENA) has a goal to train all ETENA members to become trainers themselves and to collaborate with other emergency/trauma agencies to train all East Texans in this important life-saving skill.
ETENA is partnering with local emergency response/trauma agencies and UT Tyler to bring free classes to the community.
Search for classes in East Texas:
Anyone can take the class. You, your spouse, and even your children. Stop the Bleed is a 1 hour, free course that teaches the lay person to identify and respond to uncontrolled bleeding. Everyone should have this skill – just like CPR and First Aid. Here’s how to find courses in your area:
Become an Instructor
ETENA is part of a collaborative to offer STB to the public. We have many opportunities to help teach. Once you have taken the class, as an RN, you can teach a class. All classes require 1 instructor per 8 participants, so we need extra hands to help us teach courses. We need your help!
Become an instructor:
- Take the STB course. Find available courses in East Texas on the One East Texas STB Registration (be sure to choose the PARTICIPANT registration) or on Bleeding Control.org
- Get copy of your certificate of completion from course instructor
- Go to bleedingcontrol.org and click on “Instructor” tab. Follow instructions to register as an instructor. In a few days you will get an email granting you permission to co-instruct. You will be given access to instructor resources.
Be ‘on-call’ to teach:
- This is important. Sometimes we need more instructors, or a class is last-minute and we need to find instructors fast. If you are willing to be contacted for these classes (email or text), sign up for our On-Call Roster. You are NOT obligated to respond/work these requests.
Teach your own course: