Be Ready For Any Emergency! @SSIGuardian #StopTheBleed #Ad

    When it comes to reacting during an emergency, every second counts.  This is especially true when you suddenly have to save someone’s life.  Believe me, as a mother of sons who play sports, I have had to deal with my share of injuries and emergencies.  Having the right tools can make bleeding control more effective.

    Last year, my older son sustained a serious eye injury during one of his basketball games and everyone was unprepared.  The coach didn’t even have ice packs in his duffel bag because he had forgotten them at home.  We ended up having to rush our son to urgent care and it took the entire summer, along with many doctor’s appointments to make sure his eye healed properly.  In some injury cases, time is of the essence and you cannot afford to be unprepared, especially when there is bleeding involved.

    Stop the Bleed kits include pressure dressings, gauze bandages, tourniquets, and other tools, along with clear, easy to understand instructions to help you in an emergency situation.  North American Rescue’s Bleeding Control Kits and Public Access Bleeding Control Stations offered through SSI Guardian contain essential equipment that can be used by the general public to take immediate action in stopping life-threatening bleeding.

    No matter how quickly First Responders arrive during any emergency, chances are that bystanders will be present at the scene first.  Did you know that a person who is bleeding can bleed to death within five minutes?  During that time there is nothing more important than stopping that blood loss and keeping the injured person alive until medical care is available.  It’s a sobering thought to realize that a person’s life can hang in the balance within a matter of minutes.  The difference between life and death can come down to whether the right tools are available to stop bleeding before it’s too late.  It’s so important to have an emergency plan in place in advance!

Here are some steps you can take to stop bleeding before medical help arrives:

  • If someone has been seriously injured, call 911 immediately.
  • Apply pressure with hands to the bleeding site.
  • Apply a dressing to the wound and press with firm, steady pressure.
  • Apply a tourniquet if bleeding doesn’t stop. Place the tourniquet 2-3 inches closer to the torso from the bleeding.

    North American Rescue Public Access Bleeding Control Kit contents meet all standards established by the “Hartford Consensus.”  Also, they are compliant with the packing list recommended by the “Stop the Bleed” Initiative launched by the White House and the Department of Homeland Security.  These kits can be useful to have at home, school, work, the mall, or even in a car or school bus.


     Unfortunately, an incident involving life-threatening bleeding can occur anywhere.  We cannot predict when accidents will take place but we can be prepared with immediate life-saving capability no matter where the incident takes place.  North American Rescue’s Bleeding Control Kits and Public Access Bleeding Control Stations offered through SSI Guardian can help you be ready for any emergency!

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the steps that you have taken to be better prepared in the event of an emergency to “Stop the Bleed?”

Disclosure: This is a sponsored campaign created in collaboration with KidzVuz for SSI Guardian. All opinions are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Such an important kit and to bring awareness about it. Sometimes we forget that accidents can occur so I appreciate a lot this information.

  2. It’s so important to keep first aid kits and medical supplies on hand in the event of injury.

  3. This sounds like a great way to be prepared!!! With four boys it seems we are always having injuries to attend to.

  4. Neely (@Neelykins) says

    Wow this was so informative. Its always good to be prepared. We just took an infant CPR class and it made me feel so much better.

  5. Very very helpful information to share, thanks for sharing. The campaign is really awesome and everyone should support.

  6. What a shame the coach didn’t have the proper equipment like first aid! This is a great resource that would be a wise thing to keep on hand.

  7. Yes, being ready for any emergency is crucial, and a normal first aid kit will not help in every type of situation, especially when it come to bleeding. One should have proper equipment.

  8. CourtneyLynne says

    Oooo these are pretty handy kits!!! A must have for anyone who deals with kids regularly!!!

  9. Robin Masshole Mommy says

    I keep a First Aid kit in the house, but nothing like this kit here. I think it’s always a smart idea to be prepared!

  10. Such an important post!!! I have always tried to keep myself away from all things bloody (I’m a bit of a coward when it comes to these things) but I agree that it is very important to know what to do in case of emergency, you never know when someone else’s life will depend on you!

  11. I definitely need to pick one of these up. I don’t have a first aid kit in my car, but I do know the importance of having one, especially with children.

  12. This is great to have. You never know when you will need it. Especially when having kids around.

  13. This is a great addition to the first aid cabinet! It’s best to be prepared for anything!

  14. This is an amazing kit! I’m so sorry for the accident your son had – I think schools should teach all children at least basic emergency aid e.g. CPR. Educating more people about these things gives people a better chance of being prepared when they encounter an emergency.

  15. Love this! It is very important to keep an emergency kit and medical supplies near you in the event of an emergency.

  16. These look like amazing kits! I am a teacher and would love to have one in my classroom in case of emergencies!

  17. Every sports field and school should have these. I love to be prepared, so I even want one for my car! You never know when you will need it.

  18. Jessica Hughes says

    I had no idea you could bleed out in 5 minutes! How terrifying. I can’t believe the basketball coach didn’t have anything at all. So glad to hear your son was okay!

  19. It IS so important to stop the bleeding. I used to be a Red Cross First Aid instructor and understand all too well crucial this is. Having the right tools and supplies handy is essential.

  20. We have first aid kids on hand but nothing like this. This would be pretty awesome to have on hand just in case. I think every school, sporting field/arena and just about every home should have one of these on hand!

  21. I really love this and such a good kit, I will tell this to my brother it would be perfect for him.

  22. An accident can happen, and even if we want to prevent them all, it is best that we stay prepared. This emergency kit is someone we should all have in our homes and workplace.

  23. This is so useful! Most people just panic when they see blood so it’s good to have a plan in mind. I’d love to print this out for our baby sitter!

  24. This is a great thing to keep on hand! Like you said seconds count in an emergency!

  25. Reesa Lewandowski says

    Wow what an important bag for sports, schools, camps and more! I am going to share this with a lot of the groups I am in!

  26. These are really good tips to know. I have two very active boys, so I expect some emergencies in my future!

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