According to the Hartford Consensus Compendium (an American College of Surgeons document published in 2015, outlining strategies to enhance survival in active shooter and intentional mass casualty events) “Hemorrhage control is the highest priority in caring for an injured individual. To be maximally effective, hemorrhage control must occur as soon as possible after the wounding event. Unfortunately, uncontrolled hemorrhage remains the single most preventable cause of death after both military and civilian injuries. One of the most important lessons learned in the last 14 years of war is that using tourniquets and hemostatic dressings as soon as possible after injury is absolutely lifesaving. The resulting sustained focus on hemorrhage control has evolved into the widespread use of two devices: commercially manufactured tourniquets and hemostatic dressings.”
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Stop life-threatening bleeding in the first critical minutes.
The first minutes following a traumatic injury are crucial in saving a life. Uncontrolled bleeding can result in death within minutes–even before emergency medical services or other emergency responders can arrive. The North American Rescue® (NAR) Public Access Bleeding Control Pack is designed to provide bystanders and initial first responders with quick and easy access to essential medical equipment for stopping life-threatening bleeding. The Pack includes eight (8) Individual Bleeding Control Kits that are contained inside of an easy-to-open carrying case. Also included is one (1) NAR QuikLitter™ used for moving injured casualties.
Each of the eight Individual Bleeding Control Kits are packaged in a ruggedized vacuum sealed pouch and contain the most effective, easiest to use and fastest to apply C-A-T® Tourniquet, an Emergency Trauma Dressing to be used as a pressure bandage, NAR Compressed Gauze for bandaging wounds and step-by-step illustrated pictorial instructions so bystanders and immediate responders can help save lives.
The Basic version of the NAR Public Access Bleeding Control Pack provides 8 complete kits containing life saving bleeding control equipment such as tourniquets, pressure dressings and gauze bandages and puts them into the hands of the public to help control bleeding and save lives. It also includes the NAR QuikLitter™ for moving injured casualties.
Stop life-threatening bleeding in the first critical minutes.
The first minutes following a traumatic injury are crucial in saving a life. Uncontrolled bleeding can result in death within minutes–even before emergency medical services or other emergency responders can arrive. The North American Rescue® (NAR) Public Access Bleeding Control Pack is designed to provide bystanders and initial first responders with quick, easy access medical equipment essential for stopping life-threatening bleeding. This Pack consists of eight (8) Individual Bleeding Control Kits contained within an easy-to-open carrying case. Also included is one (1) NAR QuikLitter™ for moving injured casualties.
Each of the eight Individual Bleeding Control Kits are packaged in a ruggedized vacuum sealed pouch and contain the most effective, easiest to use and fastest to apply C-A-T® Tourniquet, an Emergency Trauma Dressing to be used as a pressure bandage, NAR Compressed Gauze for bandaging wounds, an OTC Hemostatic Dressing to enhance blood clotting abilities. Also included are step-by-step illustrated “just in time” pictorial instructions, so that even untrained bystanders and immediate responders can help save a life.
Includes all equipment found in the Intermediate Public Access Bleeding Control Pack with each of the 8 complete kits also containing the added capability of a hemostatic dressing to enhance blood clotting abilities for faster bleeding control.
Control the bleed with these easy-to-use tools!
Life threatening bleeding can occur from everyday emergencies such as vehicle crashes, incidents involving farming equipment or public transportation, accidental injuries from natural disasters like tornadoes, and inflicted injuries from man-made disasters such as shootings and bombings. The Individual Bleeding Control Kit by North American Rescue is designed to provide essential equipment that empowers the general public to take action as immediate responders in stopping life threatening bleeding.
Contained in a ruggedized, vacuum-sealed pouch, this life saving kit provides intuitive and easy-to-use tools that are proven to help to save lives such as the fastest, safest and most effective prehospital tourniquet in the world, the C-A-T®, quality gauze, shears, pressure dressings/bandages, and an OTC Hemostatic that further enhances blood clotting abilities. Also included are step-by-step illustrated “just in time” pictorial instructions, so that even untrained providers can help save a life.
Added capability to treat major bleeding with a hemostatic dressing to enhance blood clotting abilities for faster bleeding control.
North American Rescue’s Public Access Wall Case is the durable, clear polycarbonate cabinet designed to store the medical equipment of the Public Access Bleeding Control Kits for use by initial first responders and bystanders in public areas. This wall-mounted cabinet is easily accessible and includes highly visible “Bleeding Control Kit” placards for fast identification. The rugged storage case provides both physical and environmental protection and contains an eyelet that allows for a secondary safety seal to easily identify if the station has been opened or tampered with. The clear design allows visibility at any angle and the external mounting tabs enable the case to be easily installed on any wall. Its internal design includes a wire shelf that supports the Public Access Bleeding Control Pack. The exterior has rounded corners to help prevent injury if bumped into and comes complete with the mounting hardware.
North American Rescue's QuikLitter™ is a cost effective emergency carry litter designed for rapid deployment for the movement of casualties and is the ideal disposable litter for mass casualty incidents, disasters, active shooter events, as well as for everyday patient movements. Constructed of a water-resistant, woven polyethylene that is latex free and rated for up to 500 lb., the NAR QuikLitter™ features ten (10) carry handles with four (4) on each side and one (1) larger handle at either end of the litter to provide multiple carry points.
The Soft Shell™ SAM® Splint from North American Rescue is designed to be quickly applied and custom moldable for immobilizing the hand, wrist and forearm. The exceptionally soft construction material is fabricated to wick moisture away from the skin for the ultimate in patient comfort. Since the splint is radiolucent, it can remain in place during X-rays. Easily cleaned with cold water and mild soap, this splint air dries for extended performance in the field.
BurnTec® is FDA cleared and CE marked, and it is currently being utilized in European countries. This hydrogel dressing is different from other burn first aid dressings due to its stable-sheeting hydrogel structure. The dressing has been strengthened with a medical-quality non-woven fabric which makes it easy to handle. This stable structure eliminates the risk of spilling or damaging the cooling hydrogel. In other words, the hydrogel stays over the burn area and prevents the gel from spilling off body surface area.
The constitution of the BurnTec® dressing incorporates an aqueous composition of natural and synthetic polymers such as polyvinylpyrrolidone, polyethylene glycol and agar, cross-linked by a beam of electrons.
The BurnTec® cools the injured area and ensures a soothing effect for up to 24 hours. The sterile non-stick dressing is absorbent, trapping wound secretion and bacteria within the gel. The dressing is permeable to water vapor and oxygen but impermeable to bacteria which helps protect the wound from external contamination while allowing it to breathe. The material is biocompatible and does not cause allergic reactions. BurnTec® is a modern hydrogel dressing used for a variety of skin injuries ranging from first, second, and third-degree burns (thermal, chemical, & electric). This dressing can also be utilized to provide relief from other skin injuries such as sunburns, abrasions, bruises, swelling, or insect bites. Immediate application of the dressing reduces the risk of hypertrophic scars. The non-stick properties allows for painless replacement of the dressing and it does not destroy granulation or new epithelium.