Spring on the York College campus

Stop the Bleed

By Colleen Karl
Volunteers show a demonstration of the Stop the Bleed project.

York College Nursing students are teaching community members to save lives through the Stop the Bleed program. Dr. Kelli Masters, Assistant Professor of Nursing and a trauma nurse with WellSpan York Hospital, is leading this initiative to teach bystanders how to stop life-threatening bleeding for a better chance at saving lives in emergency situations.

The Stop the Bleed program was developed by the American College of Surgeons in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security.
The focus of the initiative is to train bystanders on recognizing when injuries are life-threatening and how to properly control and stop bleeding through the use of packing, wound pressure, and/or tourniquet application. “We have had the privilege of providing this education to diverse groups within the community,” explained Masters.

For more information on the Stop the Bleed program, please visit their website.