Stop the Bleed

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

A

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.

B

BLEEDING

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.

C

COMPRESS

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.

IMPROVING SURVIVABILITY

How To Apply
A Tourniquet

WOUND PACKING & DIRECT PRESSURE

HOW TO APPLY
A HALO CHEST SEAL

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.

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