Thank you for attending our Bleeding Control Basics course during ILEETA 2019. It is our most sincere wish that you register to become an instructor, and facilitate this course at your department and your community.

This site has been created to further assist you in delivering your first Bleeding Control Basics course.

Why is this course so important?

Motivated by the 2012 tragedy in Sandy Hook and multiple tragedies that have occurred in the ensuing years, what has become known as the Hartford Consensus was convened to bring together leaders from law enforcement, the federal government, and the medical community to improve survivability from manmade or natural mass casualty events. The resulting injuries from these events generally present with severe bleeding which, if left unattended, can result in death.

The participants of the Hartford Consensus concluded that by providing first responders (law enforcement) and civilian bystanders the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation, lives would be saved. The first responder program has received very good response and is widely being used across the country. The next step is to focus on needs of civilian bystanders.

Civilians need basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths will occur.

Useful Websites is the official portal of the American College of Surgeons' Stop The Bleed Initiative. Sworn law enforcement officers are eligible to register as instructors and are encouraged to facilitate this program at their local communities.

Instructor Manual

Course Guidelines

Participant Booklet – This booklet provides useful information. Share with your class participants.

Information Poster

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) offers tactical casualty care training through its worldwide network of training centers. The following courses are available:

Learn more about NAEMT Education here.

DeployedMedicine is a platform used by the Defense Health Agency to trial new innovative learning models aimed at improving readiness and performance of deployed military medical personnel.

You can also find here the most up-to-date TCCC curriculum. The materials include downloadable PowerPoint presentations for the TCCC Medical Provider Course, and other resources for use in delivering TCCC training. In addition to slides, the site also provides a range of supplementary multi-media training assets to include PocketGuides and “How-to” and educational videos, which can be found in the Hub or in the free smartphone app for iOS and Android.

For instructor certification, visit the NAEMT website.


The Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care provides additional guidelines for:

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