Guidance for Colorado Public Schools STOP THE BLEED® HB23-1213

  1. Ensure school eligibility.
    • Only schools that receive state funding, such as public schools in Colorado, may participate in obtaining the free bleeding control kits.
  2. Submit a request
    A representative from the school initiates the process by completing the request kit form

    • Each school location that wishes to participate must complete a separate form
  3. Finding an instructor:
    • If you are not currently working with an instructor, CTN can help find a local instructor
  4. Schedule a class
    Instructors will work directly with the School representative
    to establish:

    • Number of attendees
    • Date, time, and location
      • Location is the responsibility of the school and should have adequate space and AV set-up.
    • Course language – Currently, training materials are only available in English and Spanish.
      • If the school requests a course in any language the instructor does not speak fluently, the school must provide an interpreter for that language.
  5. Kit Placement
    • Instructors may choose to provide recommendations for where to place STB kits once the school receives them.
    • This will ultimately be the school's decision and responsibility to place and secure the kits.
    • Potential locations for STB kits:
      • Centrally located with other known rescue or medical equipment
      • With AED
      • Spread out across the school
      • Accessible to all but secured
    • Not recommended
      • Inside individual classrooms unless the school has the number of kits to accommodate all classrooms.
      • Obscure locations are not well-known or accessible to everyone.
      • A single location.
  6. Ongoing Training
    • Schools are encouraged to continue working with your instructor to train additional people at no cost to you.
    • School nurses, school resource officer, teachers, etc., may choose to become instructors to maintain training within their school/district. This is not required, however.

7. Target Audience:

    • School Faculty and Staff
    • Students:
      • Per HB23-1213, students must be in 6th – 12th grade to take the course.
      • Please ensure each student has obtained a permission slip from their legal guardian prior to the course.
      • School may use their internal permission slip or the one provided here.
      • It is strongly recommended for the school to provide a course to parents/guardians prior to their students.
    • Parents/Guardians – please make every effort to provide the STOP THE BLEED® Interactive Course (in-person) or the STOP THE BLEED® Virtual Course – Lecture Only.
      • Parents/ Guardians not wishing to obtain a certificate may simply want to hear content or view AV materials for the course prior to providing permission for their child.
  1. Instructors will adhere to the ACS STB course guidance on the instructor-to-student ratio.
    • The ACS recommends a 10:1 student-to-instructor ratio.
    • There is no minimum number of students who must attend; however, schools should optimize their participation in the training based on individual school resources.
  2. The school is responsible for:
    • Encouraging participation of your target audience.
    • Providing adequate space for the number of attendees.
    • Providing adequate AV set-up for the presentation.
    • Your STB instructor will assist with what their AV needs are.
  3. Training Materials
    • Instructors are responsible for ensuring adequate and appropriate training materials.
  4. The instructor will be responsible for:
    • Obtaining an accurate attendee sign-in
    • Completing data entry into the ACS STB website
  5. Once the course is complete and data is entered into the ACS STB site, the school administrators and course requestor will receive a specific certificate for the HB23-1213 STB program, including their unique school code to receive the kits directly from the vendor.
    • The number of kits received will be based upon the school's enrollment volume, as is laid out in the act.
      • 0-499 students enrolled = 3 kits
      • 500-999 students enrolled= 5 kits
      • 1000 students = 10 kits