Bleeding Control Blog - Life Saving Knowledge

  • True Rescue® Now An Official STOP THE BLEED® Licensee

    In collaboration with the American College of Surgeons® (ACS), the True Rescue® team is excited to announce our joining the Department of Defense’s national Stop The Bleed® initiative.
  • STOP THE BLEED®: Choosing The Right Bleeding Control Kit

    It’s always a good idea to be prepared for life’s uncertainties, which is why bleeding control kits are becoming about as popular as basic first aid. Given the limitations of a typical first aid kit, purpose-made kits for bleeding fill in gaps in immediate care that many people don’t realize exist until an incident occurs.
  • What Is The STOP THE BLEED® Program?

    Here at True Rescue, we are passionate about supporting national campaigns to stop life-threatening bleeding. One campaign you might have heard about is STOP THE BLEED®. Today we’re going to share everything you need to know about this campaign and what they hope to achieve over the upcoming years.
  • How Many Deaths Occur Each Year From Traumatic Bleeding, And How They Can Be Prevented?

    When it comes to learning how to save lives in your local community, you might be surprised to discover how many people die each year as a result of traumatic hemorrhaging. Today we’re going to share with you the staggering statistics for this type of death and why this is such a concerning issue for communities around the world. On top of that, we’re here to suggest some of the best ways you can STOP THE BLEED® and use a bleeding control kit to help save a life in the future.
  • Where Should I Place Bleeding Control Kits & Stations in School?

    If you are responsible for health and safety within a school, it’s critical that you consider where you need to place bleeding control stations. With the number of incidents in schools rising over the past decade, it’s more important than ever for schools to learn about the STOP THE BLEED® campaign. Keep reading as we share the top locations to place bleeding control stations around your school.
  • Common Contents Found Inside STOP THE BLEED® Kits

    When comparing STOP THE BLEED® kits online, you might be unsure what you should look for as far as the contents in each kit. There are certain things that every good bleeding control kit should include so that you have the best chance of assisting someone in an emergency. You’ll find that a regular first aid kit won’t contain these items, which is why you need to add this kit to your venue as well. Keep reading as we discover the key contents you’ll find in a STOP THE BLEED® kit and what each of them should be used for.
  • What's the difference between a First Aid Kit and Bleeding Control Kit?

    While both First Aid & Bleeding Control Kits can be potentially life saving, it is important to understand there are several key differences between the two. Differences distinct enough that both kits cannot be considered interchangeable with each other. Read more to learn about these crucial differences.
  • What Is a Tourniquet & Which Is the Right One for Me?

    There are many commercial tourniquets on the market and deciding which ones, and how many, are appropriate for your needs can be a daunting task. Fortunately, we’ve done most of the legwork for you and chosen what we believe to be the top-of-the-market tourniquets to include in our bleeding control kits!

  • Hemostatic Gauze – What is it and why do I need it?

    When browsing first aid & bleeding control kits online for traumatic bleeding, one of the items you’ll often see included is hemostatic gauze. This type of bandage is made with coagulating causing agents, which help to control bleeding much quicker than other items in a traditional first aid kit. Keep reading as we discover what hemostatic gauze is and why it’s so important to have one in any bleeding control kit you purchase.