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stop the bleed sign

STOP-THE-BLEED® Courses are designed to increase the survivability of life-threatening bleeding. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, typically within 5-10 minutes.

The concept of this course can be summed up in 3 points:

  • Lifesaving training: similar to how the general public understands and performs CPR
  • The public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets
  • By providing civilian bystanders the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation, lives would be saved!

This complimentary course offered by the Ottawa Regional Trauma Program takes about 90 minutes to deliver and includes hands-on skills development.

The training occurs The Ottawa Hospital-Civic Campus.

2023 Courses:

February 23, 2023

March 23, 2023

Distribution list: to be added to the distribution list please contact

Cancellation: Due to the limited spaces, if you need to cancel your registration please send an email to as soon as possible.

STOP-THE-BLEED® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Defense. All rights reserved. ©DoD 2015


The Ottawa Hospital is the regional adult trauma centre for Eastern Ontario. Trauma Services are based at the Civic Campus and involve a multidisciplinary trauma team that works together to provide comprehensive, quality care to injured patients and their families.

The team is comprised of trauma surgeons, physicians, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, physiotherapists, dieticians, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists. All health-care professionals work together with the goal of helping each patient reach their full potential recovery after injury.

As a tertiary trauma centre The Ottawa Hospital Trauma Services assumes a leadership role in the development, evaluation and continuous quality improvement of adult trauma care for Eastern Ontario.

The hospital Trauma Services is committed to excellence in compassionate, patient-centred care from the time of injury through to discharge.

The hospital Trauma Services coordinates and delivers trauma related education across all health-care disciplines at the local, regional, and national levels.

The hospital Trauma Services team members are actively involved with the identification, initiation, publication, and dissemination of research related to trauma care as a foundation for evidence-based practice.

The hospital Trauma Services actively collects and analyzes comprehensive data on all trauma patients for inclusion in provincial and national reports, to monitor and optimize patient care.

Injury Prevention is an integral part of the hospital’s Trauma Services, encompassing a strong liaison with both communities, and our provincial and national partners.

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Last updated on: February 9th, 2023