Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed® Initiative

To learn more about the National Stop the Bleed® initiative, visit

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 beginning in 2016 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. 

The Southeast/Southeast Central Ohio Healthcare Coalition (SEOHC) has taken on the “Stop the Bleed®” campaign beginning in 2019 as a regional initiative. Tourniquets were purchased with the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) grant funneled through the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and distributed to each of the 21 Southeast/Southeast Central (7 & 8) Ohio Homeland Security region counties. Each county received 150 tourniquets and the local coalition lead or Southeast/Southeast Central Coalition Advisory Board (SECAB) member worked locally to identify placement of the tourniquets in each county. The placement of the tourniquets varies per county but includes places such as schools, law enforcement, emergency medical services, churches, long term care facilities, and home health agencies. Moreover, some of the counties have developed a cache of tourniquets that can be deployed for large events. Along with the tourniquet placement, each local healthcare coalition is conducting at least one Stop the Bleed® training session for the public in each county. The SEOHC will continue to promote the program to allow more people to be trained and resources to be strategically located throughout the region.

For more information on bleeding control education, please contact:
Mount Carmel EMS-614-234-6582   |   Nationwide Children's EMS-614-355-0204
OhioHealth EMS-614-566-9911   |   Ohio State Center for EMS-614-466-9447


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 International Airport
MAPFRE Stadium - Columbus Crew
Ohio State Fairgrounds
Ohio State University Horseshoe
OhioHealth for Nationwide Arena

Otterbein University
Polaris Fashion Place
Red Cross Response Team
Rickenbacker International Airport
Tanger Outlet Mall (Delaware County)
Tuttle Crossing Mall


Each Southeast/Southeast Central Region county received 150 tourniquets through their Local Coalition Coordinator or SECAB member. See the list of SEOHC Coalition Coordinators for their contact information and to learn more about the tourniquet placement in the county: