STOP THE BLEED KITS
In this era of active shooters and mass shootings, first aid and traumatic bleeding control training are increasingly important!
Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. The greater the number of people who know how to control bleeding in an injured patient, the greater the chances of them surviving that injury. You can help save a life by knowing how to stop bleeding if someone, including yourself, is injured.
How to Use Your Stop the Bleed Kit
Remain calm and before you do anything, take stock of the situation and make sure you're out of harm's way. If necessary, move yourself and the injured person to safety.
Once you've ensured your personal safety, call 911 or ask another bystander to do so. Next, put on gloves (if possible) and offer assistance to the victim or victims. In many instances, emergency services will remain on the phone with you and provide instruction and support until professional help arrives. You can also quickly scan the kit's enclosed instructions.
Ensure your own safety
Find the source of the bleeding
Remove clothing from around the wound so you can clearly see it
Look for and identify life-threatening bleeding
1 printed insert with Stop the Bleed Instructions
1 pair trauma shears
1 pair of nitrile gloves
1 black permanent marker
2 packages 4 x 4 gauze
Contents in a sealable plastic bag
Customized STB kits are available on request.