Trauma Center

Stop the Bleed

Teaching New Orleans residents quick action to save lives

University Medical Center New Orleans has been a pioneer in injury prevention and lifesaving techniques. Part of this effort is our commitment to the Department of Homeland Security "Stop the Bleed" Campaign. Launched in October 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

The Stop the Bleed program at University Medical Center is a joint venture with Spirit of Charity Foundation, LSU Health New Orleans, and the Tulane University School of Medicine.

Notice: 2020 Stop the Bleed Classes have been cancelled. Check back for additional information.

Classes are free and open to the public. Classes take place in the University Medical Center Conference Center, Room D on the first floor of the hospital.

CLICK HEREto register for a class at University Medical Center. Classes take place in the University Medical Center Conference Center, Room D.

Interested in having a Stop the Bleed class at your business, school, church or organization? CLICK HERE to request a class at your site.

Click here for more information about this life-saving campaign.

Sen. Jean-Paul Morrell shares the story of a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Deputy who saved the life of a local De La Salle High School of New Orleans student after a hit-and-run accident. The deputy relied on life-saving training he received through Stop the Bleed NOLA, a partnership between University Medical Center New Orleans, LSU, Tulane and the Spirit of Charity Foundation.

Defining Quality

  • Joint Commission National Quality Approval Award
    The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
  • American College of Surgeons: Verified Trauma Center
    The Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center only verified Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana.
  • City Business - Best Places to Work
    The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at University Medical Center New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    University Medical Center New Orleans is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to immediately care for patients with stroke symptoms.
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    University Medical Center has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).