Stop The Bleed
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A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. Emergency responders will arrive as quickly as possible, but bystanders are almost always there first. In the case of disaster and high casualty incidents, emergency services are often spread thin or unavailable right away during the event.
About Stop the Bleed Campaign
Uncontrolled blood loss is the leading cause of preventable death in an active Shooter event, active threats, hostile events, multiple casualty events, terrorist attacks. Rapid control of bleeding at the scene of the event can be life-saving.
In response to increased gun violence and mass casualty events in the country, the White House and the Department of Homeland Security created “Stop the Bleed,” a national campaign to help improve survival from life-threatening bleeding.
“The ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff, The White House. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters. Advances made by military medicine and research in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed the work of this initiative which exemplifies translation of knowledge back to the homeland to the benefit of the public. ‘Stop the Bleed’ is a registered service mark of the Department of the Defense. Use of the equipment and the training does not guarantee that all bleeding will be stopped or that all lives will be saved.”
Why It’s Important
A person can bleed to death in less than five minutes, which makes it difficult for emergency medical responders to arrive fast enough to control bleeding and save lives.
Because bystanders and non-medical law enforcement officers may be on the scene before emergency medical responders, Stop the Bleed aims to educate them on how to control bleeding, with the goal of saving lives.
What We Do
At Grit Born we specialize in training law enforcement, emergency services, and civilian bystanders how to stop bleeding with current medical response training, tactical training, and severe bleed control techniques.
We help make available and place bleeding control kits, containing lifesaving equipment such as dressings and tourniquets, in publicly accessible locations.
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This website is designed for general patient educational and information purposes only and does not render medical advice or professional services, unless we otherwise indicate. The information provided through this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional health care, and is designed to support – not replace – the relationship you have with your health care provider. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.
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