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
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 
Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) 1st floor main entrance
3rd floor elevator lobby
5th floor elevator lobby
Community Engagement Center Front desk area
Environmental Health and Safety 1st floor hallway
Lexington Building 1st floor lobby
3rd floor lobby
5th floor lobby
Pearl Street Garage 2nd floor east office area
2nd floor west office area
Saratoga Building  13th floor elevator lobby 
14th floor elevator lobby 
Pine Street Annex   
Pine Street Station  
School of Dentistry Ground Floor Beside School Store G316
First Floor by Urgent Care Clinic #1434 
1st Floor Atrium 
Second Floor AEGD Clinic/ Prep Area #2308 
Third Floor Ortho Clinic/ Prep Area #3307 
Fourth Floor FDSP Clinic/ prep Area #4307