When it comes to emergency bleeding control, every second counts. The Stop the Bleed campaign, launched by the White House and the Department of Homeland Security, aims to provide training for everyone in what to do in an emergency bleeding situation and to give everyone the tools to save a life.
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Individual Bleeding Control Kits
1 – Combat Application Tourniquet
1 – 6″ Responder Emergency Trauma Dressing
2 – Compressed Gauze
2 – Pair Bear Claw Nitrile Gloves Lg.
1 – Trauma Shears, 7.25 in.
1 – Permanent Marker, Small
1 – Just in Time Pictographic Instruction Card
Public Access Bleeding Control Station
1 – Public Access Bleeding Control Pack (Includes 8 – Individual Bleeding Control Kits packed in red nylon bags & 1 – QuikLitter™ in a foldable carrying case)
1 – Durable, easily accessible, clear polycarbonate cabinet with highly visible “Stop the Bleed” placards for fast identification
Storage case provides physical and environmental protection, rounded corners to prevent injury, and an eyelet for a secondary tamper resistant seal (not included)
Visibility at any angle and external mounting tabs for easy installation on any wall (mounting hardware included)
Available in Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced care configurations
According to the Department of Homeland Security a Person Can Bleed Out in Less than Five Minutes
How to Stop Bleeding
If someone has been seriously injured, call 911 immediately.
Apply pressure with hands to the bleeding site.
Apply a dressing to the wound and press with firm, steady pressure.
Apply a tourniquet if bleeding doesn’t stop. Place the tourniquet 2-3 inches closer to the torso from the bleeding.
Stop the Bleed Kits
These guidelines, outlined by the Department of Homeland Security, are simple to perform, but having the right tools can make bleeding control more effective. Stop the Bleed kits include pressure dressings, gauze bandages, tourniquets, and other tools, along with clear, easy to understand instructions to help you in an emergency situation. Stop the Bleed Individual Bleeding Control Kits and Bleeding Control Public Access Stations were developed to be placed in all populated areas, including airports, shopping malls, stores, school classrooms, school buses, sports stadiums, and other public places.
The Importance of Rapid Bleeding Control
Everyone needs to be empowered to be an immediate responder in a crisis situation. Bystanders are usually the first people on the scene, and they can save a life with effective bleeding control.
Whether faced with an accident or an active shooter situation, everyone must be able to “Stop the Bleed.”
According to the Department of Homeland Security, it can take less than five minutes for someone to bleed out. EMS and other forms of help often can take longer to arrive on scene. So it’s vital that everyone has the knowledge and the tools to stop bleeding before it’s too late. The Stop the Bleed campaign is critical to savings lives in America.