Car crashes, workplace or at home injuries or falls, or mass casualty
incidents. All can cause life threatening critical bleeding injuries.
The event included remarks from Orlando Health, Orange County
Government and City of Orlando officials. The launch provided an overview of the
Stop the Bleed initiative, along with simulation learning demonstrations of how
a bleeding control kit can be used to stop bleeding after an injury.
Bleeding control kits, or B-Con Kits as they are referred to,
include: gloves, tourniquet (s), gauze coated with special medication to help
with clotting, pressure bandage/compression application.
The demonstrations also included the ABCs of responding for bleeding:
A for Alert, call 9-1-1; B for Bleeding, find the bleeding injury; and C for
Compress, apply pressure by various techniques including a tourniquet or packing