The Importance of Stop the Bleed Month: TyTek Medical’s Guide to Saving Lives

May 21, 2024


Part One

What is Stop the Bleed Month?

Stop the Bleed Month, observed every May, is a national campaign aimed at raising awareness and educating the public on how to stop severe bleeding in emergency situations. Launched by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT), this initiative highlights the importance of quick action to prevent deaths caused by uncontrolled bleeding. TyTek Medical supports this campaign by providing essential resources and training tools to ensure you are medically prepared for any scenario, at any skill level.

Part Two

The Importance of Learning How to Stop Severe Bleeding

Severe bleeding, if not controlled promptly, can lead to shock and death within minutes. Statistics show that trauma is the leading cause of death for individuals under the age of 45, and hemorrhage is a significant contributor to these fatalities. 35% of pre-hospital fatalities are due to severe bleeding; knowing how to stop bleeding can bridge the critical gap between the occurrence of an injury and the arrival of professional medical help.

By learning bleeding control techniques, you can make a significant impact in emergency situations. Applying pressure, using tourniquets, and packing wounds are fundamental skills that can drastically increase a victim’s chances of survival. TyTek Medical emphasizes that these techniques are simple and can be performed by anyone, regardless of their medical background. This knowledge not only prepares you to act confidently in emergencies but also fosters a safer community where bystanders can become immediate responders.

Key learning:

Part Three

Scenarios Where You May Need to Be a Zero Responder:

A “zero responder” refers to an individual who is first on the scene of an emergency and takes action before the first responders arrive. Various scenarios could necessitate such immediate intervention, such as:

Accidents and Injuries at Home: Falls, cuts from kitchen accidents, or mishaps with power tools can result in severe bleeding. Immediate action can prevent these injuries from becoming fatal.

Car Accidents: Traffic accidents often lead to severe injuries with significant blood loss. Being prepared to respond can save lives before paramedics reach the scene.

Workplace Incidents: Industrial and construction sites are prone to accidents involving heavy machinery and sharp tools. Knowing how to control bleeding can make a difference in the critical minutes after an incident.

Public Spaces and Events: Crowded places like concerts, sporting events, or public transport hubs can be targets for accidental injuries or intentional acts of violence. A swift response can mitigate the impact of such incidents.

Natural Disasters: Earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters can cause widespread injuries. Being equipped to handle bleeding can aid in disaster response and recovery efforts.

Part Four

Resources and Products to Help You Become More Medically Prepared:

To become adept at managing severe bleeding, it’s crucial to utilize reliable resources for training and supplies. TyTek Medical offers an array of tools and educational materials and award-winning medical supplies designed to equip individuals and organizations with the necessary skills to save lives.

Bleeding Control Stations: These stations contain easy-tear kits which include essential items like tourniquets, dressings, and gloves, providing everything needed to address severe bleeding effectively. They can also be wall-mounted so there are bleeding control supplies at the point-of-injury, with the same importance as defibrillators.


Training Videos: To get started on learning more we have many educational videos and how-to’s on packing wounds, using tourniquets and much more which you can view here.

Downloadable Brochures: For you to learn more about the effects of medical preparedness and distribute amongst your workplace.

By taking advantage of these resources, you can enhance your readiness to act in emergencies, thereby contributing to the broader goal of reducing preventable deaths from severe bleeding.


Stop the Bleed Month is a crucial observance that highlights the importance of being prepared to handle severe bleeding emergencies. Through education and training, individuals can transform from bystanders to zero responders, capable of making life-saving interventions. TyTek Medical remains committed to supporting this initiative by providing the tools and knowledge necessary to empower everyone to save lives. Join the movement this May, and take the first step towards becoming a prepared and proactive member of your community!

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