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Educational Opportunities

Education is essential at Duke University Hospital’s Trauma Center. Trauma team members are required to maintain skill sets through educational opportunities offered at Duke, including courses in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Trauma Nurse Core Course, and the Rural Trauma Team Development Course. These courses are available to both Duke University Hospital staff and the Regional Advisory Committee on Trauma agencies (DRAC). For information on any of the courses below, please contact us.


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During a crisis, no matter how quickly professional emergency responders arrive, bystanders will always be first on the scene. This class will teach you how to take simple actions immediately to help save a life. The Trauma Center at Duke University Hospital is committed to helping our community to become lifesavers.

Class Description

This FREE course is part lecture and part hands-on skills training. In it, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize bleeding that is life-threatening
  • Apply direct pressure to wounds
  • Apply a tourniquet

No prior medical knowledge or training is necessary to take the course.

Stop The Bleed is a 90-minute course designed as a one-time certification to provide you with the knowledge and skills to help save a life.

Request an on-site class at your facility, school, church, business, or organization by emailing Tricia Smar at