SAVE A LIFE
Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. Watch the University of Utah’s dramatization below to learn about the kits, the contents and what to do in case tragedy should ever strike. It may just save a life.
PRIMARY PRINCIPLES OF TRAUMA CARE RESPONSE
ALERT - CALL 911
Get Help. Call 9-1-1 yourself OR tell someone to call 9-1-1. This will notify emergency medical responders and, depending on the situation, police officers to respond to the scene.
Find the source of bleeding. Open or remove the clothing over the wound so you can clearly see it. Look for and identify “life-threatening” bleeding. By removing clothing, you will be able to see injuries that may have been hidden or covered.
There are a number of methods that can be used to stop bleeding and they all have one thing in common – compressing a bleeding blood vessel in order to stop the bleeding.
STOP THE BLEED KIT
EACH STOP THE BLEED KIT CONTAINS:
- 1 SWAT-T Tourniquet
- 1 S-Rolled Gauze, 4.5" X 4.1 yds
- 1 Chest Seal (2 per pack)
- 1 EMT Shears, 5.5"
- 2 Pairs Nitrile Gloves, Large
- 1 Mini Sharpie Marker
FIND A KIT:
There is a complete Stop The Bleed Kit located within each AED/Defibrillator case.