Today, May 25th, we observe National Stop the Bleed Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the critical importance of bleeding control in emergencies. As responsible gun owners and concealed carriers, this occasion holds special significance. It is a stark reminder that we should not only be skilled in firearms handling but also in critical emergency first aid, like how to stop bleeding.
Why Stop The Bleed?
Uncontrolled bleeding is a leading cause of preventable deaths. Knowing how to properly stop bleeding can save your life, the life of a loved one, or even a stranger’s life in a critical situation. In emergency scenarios, every second counts. While waiting for professional medical help to arrive, a bystander can make all the difference.
Training and Preparedness
The core aspect of Stop the Bleed initiative is providing comprehensive education and training to the general public on bleeding control basics. This includes recognizing life-threatening bleeding, applying pressure to stop bleeding, packing a wound, and correctly placing a tourniquet.
We strongly recommend gun owners and concealed carriers get certified in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC). TCCC goes beyond basic first aid, teaching lifesaving techniques used on the battlefield that can be applied in any emergency situation.
Trauma Kits and Tourniquets
Along with knowing how to stop bleeding, it’s also crucial to have the necessary tools on hand. This includes carrying a well-stocked trauma kit, complete with a high-quality tourniquet. However, merely owning these tools isn’t enough – you must also understand how to use them effectively and safely.
Stop the Bleed Day Sales
In recognition of Stop the Bleed Day, two trusted outlets are offering exclusive deals on emergency medical supplies:
- Mountain Man Medical is offering a generous 15% discount on all products in their Stop the Bleed category for today and tomorrow only. Use the coupon code BLEEDCONTROL during checkout to apply this discount.
- Live The Creed, renowned for their quality supplies, is having a sitewide sale offering 20% off everything from the 25th to the 29th. This is a great opportunity to stock up on essential items.
Remember, Stop the Bleed Day is not just about observing a date on the calendar. It’s about empowering yourself with the knowledge and tools necessary to save a life. As gun owners and concealed carriers, let’s utilize this opportunity to make ourselves more prepared and contribute positively to the safety of our communities.