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Control Bleeding

12 weeks
35 lessons
4 quizzes
466 students

Stop the Bleed

An in-depth course on how to control bleeding in an emergency setting, as well as in a controlled medical environment.

[Code: FDA-STB-30]

Introduction Video

Target Audience

– High School Students who want to pursue a medical career

– Undergraduate students who wish to stand out by perfecting their skills ahead of time

– Pre-med students who want to improve their med-school application and perfect their skills ahead of time

– Medical School Students

– Qualified Medical Professionals who want a refresher course

– Members of the public who wish to gain the skills to save a life if/when an emergency or mass casualty event occurs

Difficulty Level



+-40 Hours (including practical projects).

The Apprentice Doctor Academy recommends that the student not rush through the course (not more than 3 hours per day) to allow for consolidation of the information. The course could be done in less than a week with full-time study; however, it is recommended that you not rush and instead allow the information to consolidate in your mind.

From the date of enrollment, you have 16 weeks to complete the course, failing which you will need to re-enroll.

Furthermore we recommend that you briefly review the previous day’s work before continuing each day. This will also consolidate the knowledge in your mind.


– Register with Apprentice Doctor Academy

– Enroll in Course

– Simulation Kit (optional but recommended to complete the practical projects and practice the techniques you learn)

Click here to order your Apprentice Doctor® Stop the Bleed Simulation Kit

Certified Credits

Equivalent to twenty-five shadowing hours

— IMPORTANT: If you are NOT a part of the Envision Experience and you wish to receive formal certification there is a $29 accreditation fee payable. This certification is valid for two years but the certificate will remain a valuable addition to any job or academic application long after.



The Apprentice Doctor® Control Bleeding Course and accompanying Control Bleeding Simulation Kit (including all items and instruments in the kit) are exclusively intended for educational and training purposes. No instrument or item may be used in a real clinical medical setting (emergency or otherwise).

– Some applications in this course are appropriate for use/to be applied by the general public (proof of training within the past two years required), and some applications should only be used/applied by suitably qualified medical professionals. The various practical training projects are clearly marked accordingly.

– Members of the public and all people without a formal medical qualification may open themselves to medicolegal litigation if applying techniques only appropriate/allowed for qualified medical professionals.

The simulator arm/leg simulation vein and artery tubes contain latex. We do supply latex-free simulator arms/legs as an alternative on request.

– If used in association with colored saline or fake blood—staining on surfaces and clothing may occur if not adequately protected.

– The Apprentice Doctor® Control Bleeding Kit is suitable for students over 15 years of age. Adult supervision is required for students below the age of 18 years.

– Some of the photos/videos in this course are not suitable for sensitive viewers. Parental guidance for students younger than 18 is recommended. Not suitable for students 15 years and younger.

– The kit contains items that could be a choking hazard in the hands of toddlers. Keep out of reach of toddlers and babies!

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About the Course Author

Dr. Anton Scheepers is founder of The Apprentice Doctor® and the Future Doctors Academy. Dr. Anton, as he is fondly known, is a Specialist Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon with more than 35 years experience in the medical field.

He has completed rotations in General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery. He is president of The Apprentice Corporation which he founded in 2002 with a dream to helping future medical professionals reach their dreams.

Dr. Anton has had a colorful career which includes exploits such as treating leprosy patients in a large leprosarium, treating soldiers and civilians in a bush war in Africa, rendering medical services to prisoners – including death-row prisoners, and working with classified and dangerous psychiatric patients.

He started a medical sciences section in the largest Science Center in Africa – the Sci-Bono Discovery Science Center - and was involved with medical research in collaboration with Dr. Sandy Marks Jr. from the University of Massachusetts.

He is the head of the Premedical Sciences Department at the Solid Rock Community and Virtual Schools based in Tampa, Florida.

Authored Books Include:

- The Apprentice Doctor® - For Future Doctors Medical Course

- The Apprentice Doctor® - How to Suture Wounds Course

- The Apprentice Doctor® - Venipuncture Course

- The Apprentice Doctor® - Orthopedic Fracture Reduction Training Course

- The Apprentice Doctor® - Surgical Aseptic Technique

Awards and Commendations Include:

- P Grant Smith Gold medal for Maxillofacial Surgery

- The College of Medicine Silver Medal in Maxillofacial Surgery

- The Michael and Janie Miller Prize Final Year Surgery

- Commendation for excellent service rendering by the Director of the Department of Health

- Commendation for excellent service rendering by the director of Prison services