Bleeding During an Emergency Ask the St. Elizabeth Expert: How do you stop bleeding during an emergency? CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A Tri-State program to help save lives is expanding, and experts are now offering it to all of us. The team at St. Elizabeth Healthcare held a special "Train the Trainer" session for surgeons and other healthcare providers Friday. They are now available to offer a program that teaches a skill that is all too often necessary these days to save lives. If you are one of the first to arrive on the scene of an accident or even the aftermath following a shooting or mass casualty scene, would you know what to do? What this team is being trained to do is called "stop the bleed." Stop the Bleed is a national effort by the National College of Surgeons and the Council on Trauma. Its goal is to teach people how to stop massive traumatic bleeding in the event of an emergency. Here's how it works: You simply get some initial class time for your own safety and education and then move to hands-on training. Using a model, you first learn to stop the bleed at the wound, and then you learn to stop the bleed with a tourniquet. The members of the group Friday are now trained to train others. You can call (859) 301-7790 if you'd like to have your organization take this course.