How to make a Stop the Bleeding Kit!
Updated: Sep 24
Building a "STOP the Bleeding" Trauma Kit!
By Tim O’Neill
Save a life by learning how to stop or mitigate Arterial and Severe Venal Bleeding!
Motto - Save a Life - Change Your Life
The life you save may be your own or a loved one!
The average commercial Bleeding Trauma Kit costs between $60 to $150.
Easy to build one for your Family and Donate one to your Local First Responders!
My personal Goal is to make 500 kits and donate to my local First Responders by year end!
Want to help?
Change your life - help First Responders Save lives!
Make one or more and donate to your local First Responders!
plus keep one for your emergencies!
Goal - To stop Arterial Bleeding FIRST!
Saving a Life is easy if you are prepared!
Trauma Aid to keep a victim alive until EMS can get to scene!
Gun shot and distal trauma injuries can lead to death quickly!
100,000+ people die each year from hemorrhagic/ hypovolemic shock!
Another 30,000+ have traumatic amputations and ~40+% die before they enter EMS care!
Injuries that can cause you to bleed to death include:
· gunshot wounds #1
· crush or traumatic amputation of extremity from car accidents..etc
· stab or puncture wounds
· deep cuts or lacerations
Depending on the artery, with some arteries like the Dorsalis Pedis (foot) Artery you'll have a few minutes, but with the Femoral (Leg) , Brachial (Arm) or Carotid (Neck) Artery, one can bleed out fast and lose consciousness in less than a minute and completely bleed out in less than 5 minutes!
Remember the adult heart pumps blood at several liters per minute at high pressure (over 3 PSI) and an adult has about 4 or 5 liters of blood. A loss of 15 +% blood volume loss the mean arterial and pulse pressures fall and heart rate increases resulting in more blood loss and shock. A loss of greater than 40% is life threatening and CPR may be needed on top of stopping the bleeding.
Arterial bleeding is easy to recognize – Bright red blood gushing out following the heart pulse. Venial bleeding is more of an oozing and darker in color.
Basic Steps to stop or mitigate bleeding -
Tourniquet to stop Arterial Bleeding (only for Arterial Wounds)
Direct Pressure on the wound and
Elevation of the extremity
Learn how to save a life from arterial bleeding and learn CPR !
A "Stop the Bleed" Kit -
Red ChemLight - To see wound and to mark the victim for EMS rescue!
EMS Shear - To get access to the wound
Tourniquet - To stop Arterial Bleeding (only)
Two 4 inch Military Field Dressing -
4X4 gauze sponges
Plastic zip lock bag – Protect Gauze above and can be used to mitigate a sucking Chest Wound along with or without Vaseline gauze,
Vaseline Gauze X 2 for sucking chest wound closure
Self-Adhesive Elastic Bandage Gauze Wrap 3"x 5 yards
Thermal Mylar Emergency Blanket
Need more information - Oldcommguy@gmail
Get Training - Stop the Bleed Team - https://www.stopthebleed.org/
Learn CPR - Check with your local Red Cross!