Accidents, active shooter incidents and other mass casualty events can result in severe injuries, including uncontrolled bleeding. If this bleeding is not stopped within minutes, it can often result in death.
The reality is that members of the general public are often the first on scene is such an event, and have an opportunity, if properly trained and equipped, to stop or control bleeding until emergency responders can arrive.
What is Stop the Bleed?
On October 6, 2015, the White House Administration launched the Stop the Bleed campaign. The goal of this campaign is to provide the general public with the awareness, knowledge and tools necessary to stop uncontrolled bleeding and save lives.
On the Department of Homeland Security site, individuals can access the following resources and information:
- Stop the Bleed Resource Page
- Infographic on How to Stop the Bleed
- A Perfect Stranger video – watch below on YouTube:
Pyng Medical Stop the Bleed Resources
Pyng Medical strongly supports the Stop the Bleed campaign, and manufactures three tourniquets that the general public can use to stop bleeding:
All of Pyng Medical’s tourniquets can provide 100% blood flow occlusion in 30 seconds, are designed to be self applied by a single individual in the field, and are based on the award-winning design of the MAT Tourniquet, which was originally developed to meet the stringent requirements of the Department of Defense, and recommended in three independent military studies.
The MATResponder and MATCombat tourniquets can be quickly applied in the field to all limbs with one hand, and features a mechanical ratchet system to provide safe compression in controlled increments.
The MATResponder Elite™ tourniquet includes additional safety features to protect the tourniquet from damage or dislodging in confined spaces or high risk transport situations.