Paoli Hospital Stop the Bleed Campaign

Chester County EMS

Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed (STB) is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. In January 2018, Paoli Hospital Regional Trauma Center began offering the Stop the Bleed program. The goal of the program is to educate organizations and individuals throughout the Chester County region on the important lifesaving skills necessary to potentially save a life.

Trauma is the 4th leading cause of death for individuals 46 years of age and younger. Those nearest to someone with life threatening bleeding are best positioned to provide first care. If left uncontrolled, significant blood loss can result in death within 10 minutes. The Bleeding Control (B-Con) curriculum, which was developed by the American College of Surgeons and other trauma partners as the core for the Stop the Bleed program, educates individuals on how they can stop massive blood loss using tourniquets, dressings and direct pressure.

As the Stop the Bleed program gains more attention in our local and regional community we expect businesses and organizations to reach out for training. We are looking for EMS and County partners to get Stop the Bleed out to our communities. Would your EMS agency be interested in the B-Con training course for your members; hosting a B-Con community training program at your station; and/or participating in teaching B-Con courses as a collaboration between Paoli Trauma and Chester County EMS?

This training is free and can potentially decrease the number of lives lost due to life threatening bleeding. To learn more about the program or if your EMS agency is interested in hosting or participating in a Stop the Bleed (B-Con) training program, please call Lisa Eckenrode at 484-565-8328, or you can email us at or

Collegially yours,

Paoli Hospital Trauma Program

Kris Kaulback, M.D., FACS                         Kerry P. Larkin, R.N., CEN
Trauma Program Medical Director         Trauma Program Manager