Orlando Health Helps Stop the Bleed in the Community and our Hospitals

Last year, Orlando Health’s Level One Trauma team launched a bleeding control training known as Stop the Bleed. Through this program, first responders and civilian bystanders are trained on bleeding control techniques to help save lives. The need for bleeding control, referred to as B-Con, can occur following car crashes, workplace or home injuries, or mass casualty incidents. In 2017, over 300 people in the community were trained to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person.

Orlando Health is seeking team members to become B-Con instructors and bring this important education to our community. Once team members complete an instructor course, they will be invited to attend community trainings. Currently free monthly classes are offered to the community at ORMC. Here, community residents learn how to properly respond to uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation. In addition to the monthly classes, the team goes out and trains groups within Central Florida. To date we have trained Orlando City Soccer Club employees, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and School Resource Officers, and the FBI.

To be trained as an instructor, they must meet one of the following criteria:
• PHTLS instructors
• PHTLS providers
• TCCC/TECCC instructors or providers
• ATCN/TNCC instructors or providers
• Any EMR, EMT, paramedic, RN, PA, or MD
• Any ATLS instructor or provider
• Any NAEMT instructor for any other NAEMT continuing education course
• Certified Athletic Trainer
• Ski Patroller (with OEC credentials)
• Medical Training Programs Students (students such as medical, nursing, EMT, paramedic, athletic trainer)

Team members can sign up via the Institute for Learning Online (ILO/LMS) by searching for BCON Instructor Course.

Instructor courses will be held from 2-3 pm at 89 W. Copeland Avenue on:
March 23
June 29
September 28
December 7

Another way that Orlando Health is helping to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations is the installation of tourniquets in automated external defibrillator (AED) cases throughout Orlando Health. Starting at Orlando Health ORMC, Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital, and Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital, tourniquets will be placed inside wall mounted AED cases in areas where visitors are present and the possibility of an uncontrolled bleeding incident may occur.

For questions, or to invite a non-Orlando Health team member to receive training, email [email protected] to register. (Training participants must meet one of the above criteria.)