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Stop The Bleed

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As public awareness of the STOP THE BLEED initiative builds, Rescue Essentials is committed to providing materials appropriate for emergency use by laypersons and professional responders alike. Below are some of our "Stop the Bleed" kits and components developed to further that end.

 

 

 

Stop the Bleed
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene.  A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so it's important to quickly stop the blood loss.  Remember to be aware of your surroundings and move yourself and the injured person to safety, if necessary.  CALL 911.  Bystanders can take simple steps to keep the injured alive until appropriate medical care is available. Here are three actions that you can take to help save a life:
1. Apply Pressure with Hands. EXPOSE to find where the bleeding is coming from and apply FIRM, STEADY PRESSURE to the bleeding site with both hands if possible.
1. Apply Dressing and Press. EXPOST to find where the bleeding is coming from and apply FIRM, STEADY PRESSURE to the bleeding site with bandages or clothing.
3. Apply Tourniquet(s).  If the bleeding doesn't stop, place a tournequet 2-3 inches closer to the torso from the bleeding. The tourniquet may be applied and secured over clothing. PULL the strap through the buckle, TWIST the rod tightly, CLIP and SECURE the rod with the clasp or the Velcro strap. If the bleeding still doesn't stop, place a second touniquet closer to the torso from the first tourniquet.
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