Stop the Bleed

Knowing how to control bleeding from a serious injury is important knowledge for everyone to have. This simple training can be taken in-person or online and can save a life. In fact, UMB Deputy Director of Emergency Management, Christopher Stanton, MS, used his Stop the Bleed training to save a gunshot victim! Read the story.


The Stop the Bleed course teaches individuals how to provide vital initial actions to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. The Bleeding Control Basics course gives participants the necessary tools to become an empowered initial responder.

Online Training

The Stop the Bleed Interactive Course is a 25-minute online lecture presentation. This video goes through three methods of bleeding control using video demonstrations, interactive learning, and spontaneous quizzes. The course is free and can be taken multiple times.

In-Person Training

In-person Stop the Bleed training is offered at the University of Maryland Medical Center, located at 22 South Greene Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201. Participants will learn proper bleeding control techniques using their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. The course is free, but registration is required. Learn more and register.

Additional off-campus courses can be found through the national Stop the Bleed campaign website

Group Training

If your UMB-affiliated group would like to receive group Stop the Bleed training, please contact

Training Topics

During Stop the Bleed training, participants will learn how to:

  • Determine if an area is safe for you to proceed toward a victim to provide assistance
  • Identify any nearby tools to assist you such as a publicly placed bleeding control kit or everyday items that can be used to control bleeding.
  • Use your hands to apply direct pressure at the site of the wound to stop bleeding
  • Pack a deep wound with cloth or gauze to control bleeding
  • Correctly apply a tourniquet to an injured limb to stop bleeding
  • Keep the victim calm until help arrives

What's in the Kit?

Stop the Bleed kits are located across UMB. The kits include the items necessary to control serious bleeding and prevent further blood loss for a victim suffering from a traumatic injury.

Large Stop the Bleed kits are mounted on the wall and include 8 individual bleeding control kits. These kits include:

  • Instructional booklet
  • Tourniquet
  • 6" Emergency Trauma Dressing
  • Wound Packing Gauze
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Trauma Shears
  • Permanent Marker
  • PVC Bleeding Control Patch

Large Stop the Bleed Kit (wall mounted)

Stop the Bleed Kit

Individual Stop the Bleed Kit (located inside large kit)

Stop the Bleed Kit

Individual Stop the Bleed Kit contents

Stop the Bleed Kit

Stop the Bleed Kit Locations

Building Location
108 North Greene Street 1st floor main entrance
Allied Health Research Building 1st floor elevator lobby
Biomedical Engineering and Technology Research Building 1st floor south lobby
Bressler Research Building 1st floor east hallway
4th floor lab 4-015
12th floor elevator lobby
14th floor, Room 14-030
Community Engagement Center First floor main hallway
Donaldson Brown Back room off kitchen
Environmental Health and Safety 1st floor hallway
Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) 1st floor main entrance
3rd floor elevator lobby
5th floor elevator lobby
Health Sciences Research Facility (HSRF) I 1st floor elevator lobby
Health Sciences Research Facility (HSRF) II Ground floor main lobby
5th floor elevator lobby
Health Sciences Research Facility (HSRF) III First floor atrium
Howard Hall 1st floor elevator lobby
Institute of Human Virology 1st floor CRU clinic
3rd floor outside N337
Lexington Building 1st floor lobby
3rd floor lobby
5th floor lobby
Medical School Teaching Facility (MSTF) PED level near southeast stair
Pearl Street Garage 1st floor parking side
2nd floor facilities side
Penn Street Clinic 1st floor main entrance
1st floor room 142
Penn Street Garage Main entrance lobby
Pharmacy Learning Center Lobby
Pine Street Annex  Lobby
Pine Street Station 1st floor hallway
Recycling Center Beside Room G106
Saratoga Building  12th floor elevator lobby 
13th floor elevator lobby 
14th floor elevator lobby 
School of Dentistry Ground floor Beside School Store G316
Lower level next to freight elevator
1st floor by Urgent Care Clinic #1434 
1st floor Atrium 
2nd floor AEGD Clinic/ Prep Area #2308 
3rd floor Ortho Clinic/ Prep Area #3307 
4th floor FDSP Clinic/ prep Area #4307
5th floor student lounge area
6th floor center atrium west side
7th floor center atrium west side
8th floor center atrium west side
9th floor center atrium west side
School of Law 1st floor main stairwell
2nd floor elevator lobby
3rd floor main stairwell
4th floor elevator lobby
5th floor elevator lobby (SOL/SSW)
School of Nursing 1st floor elevator lobby
2nd floor elevator lobby
3rd floor elevator lobby
4th floor elevator lobby
5th floor elevator lobby
6th floor elevator lobby
7th floor elevator lobby
School of Pharmacy 1st floor main entrance elevator lobby
2nd floor south elevator lobby
3rd floor south elevator lobby
N309 Dean's Suite
5th floor south elevator lobby
7th floor south elevator lobby
School of Social Work 1st floor lobby
2nd floor lobby
3rd floor lobby
4th floor lobby
5th floor lobby
SMC Campus Center Lower level elevator lobby 
1st floor elevator lobby 
2nd floor elevator lobby 
3rd floor elevator lobby  
4th floor elevator lobby  
5th floor elevator lobby  
Pratt Garage gym office 
Pratt Garage gym track