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Stop the Bleed

Would you know what to do in a bleeding emergency? Knowing what to do could save a life.

Stop the Bleed is a national program supported by the U.S. Government and the American College of Surgeons. It encourages people to get educated and trained in how to manage bleeding until professional help arrives.

The one- to two-hour free training will teach you the skills needed, if the situation should arise, to control bleeding using the tourniquets and wound packing.

A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss in less than five minutes. Even with the best trained, best equipped emergency response professionals, it may take more time than that to get to the scene. As a trained bystander you may make the difference between a life saved and a life lost.

Sign up for training

You can also request free on-site training for your business by calling Gundersen Trauma Services at (608) 775-3054 or email

Stop the Bleed Kits are available for purchase ( Stop the Bleed kits—with bandages, dressing, tourniquet, instruction card and other supplies—are good to have on hand at sports and entertainment venues, schools, community centers and businesses. More information about the kit will be provided during training classes.

what to expect

We've taken steps at all our locations to keep you and our staff healthy and safe. Here's what to expect when you visit us.

Stay safe