The University of Calgary has implemented the Stop the Bleed program with the intent of reducing the potential number of fatalities that could occur as the result of a mass casualty incident. The program includes public stop the bleed training, public access bleeding control kits, and public awareness campaigns. For any inquiries, requests for consultation, or requests for training, email email@example.com.
The Stop the Bleed program is based on the principal that there are three levels of responders:
- Immediate responders: The individuals who are present at the scene who can immediately control bleeding with their hands and equipment that may be available
- Professional first responders: Responders at the scene who have the appropriate equipment and training
- Trauma professionals: Healthcare professionals in hospitals with all of the necessary equipment and skill to provide definitive care
Everyone can save a life. Each level of responder has an important role to play. These tools are for any type of incident that involves uncontrolled bleeding, whether it’s an accident in a lab, a natural disaster, or an act of violence.
In the event of an intentional mass casualty incident, the most important message is to Run, Hide, Fight.