Publication Date


Document Type


First Advisor

Tanzillo, Tanya

Degree Name

DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)


School of Nursing


Background: Fifty percent of people who suffer from an acute bleeding event die before arriving to the hospital due to lack of receiving care in a timely manner.

Local Problem: Increased emergency response times could prove fatal to someone experiencing a large bleed, highlighting the need for increased emergency preparedness in the community.

Methodology: This implementation pilot project utilized quantitative tools (pre- and post-multiple-choice test and Likert scales) and a qualitative narrative approach (inductive content analysis).

Interventions: A certified Stop the Bleed instructor provided Stop the Bleed education with an animated presentation, hands-on skills training session, and a reality-based simulation.

Results: As a result of the intervention, a statistically significant increase in knowledge and perceived confidence in performing bleeding management techniques was observed.

Conclusions: Implementation of the Stop the Bleed program strongly suggests enhancing organization emergency preparedness related to bleeding emergencies.

Keywords: bleeding control, hemorrhage, simulation, stop the bleed