What’s the Difference Between Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Bleeding Control Kits?

What’s the Difference Between Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Bleeding Control Kits?

What’s the Difference Between Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Bleeding Control Kits?

Choosing the Right Stop the Bleed Kit

With so many bleeding control kit options to choose from, you may be wondering what’s the difference between basic, intermediate, and advanced kits. We’re glad you’re here because we have the answers you’re looking for! 

Stop the Bleed kits — also known as bleeding control kits —  can help save lives. So let’s take a closer look at the differences between the basic, intermediate, and advanced bleeding control kits so you can select the right kit configuration for your organization. Keep in mind that it’s also important to have enough of them to respond to mass casualty situations like last month's mass shooting incident in Boulder, Colorado. 

Curaplex Stop the Bleed bleeding control kits are an important addition to office emergency readiness kits, school emergency response equipment, factory floors, and public access emergency readiness programs. For households located in rural or remote areas or even hard-to-reach locations like a penthouse suite, they make great additions to personal-use emergency kits.

Why Choosing the Right Bleeding Control Kit is So Important

Did you know that uncontrolled bleeding is a significant cause of preventable deaths and that nearly 40% of trauma-related deaths around the world are due to bleeding? And tragically,  in 2020 there were more than 600 mass shootings in the United States. For Americans 45 and younger, trauma is the fourth leading cause of death overall for all ages. 

What’s in a Bleeding Control Kit?

Bleeding control kits, like the ones made by Curaplex, are designed to provide the user — either emergency responders or civilians — with immediate access to life-saving products that can control bleeding and traumatic hemorrhaging. As victims of severe bleeding can die within 2-5 minutes, the kits need to be easy to access. They’re designed to be easy to use, but First Aid and bleeding control training is always a good idea!

Permanent marker: To note the time tourniquet was applied

Gloves: Protect the rescuer from infection and bloodborne pathogens. 

Trauma shears: To speed up access to the site of injury.

Tourniquets: To help stem and slow arterial bleeding in extremities.  

Compressed gauze dressing: For packing wounds and slow bleeding.

Emergency bandage: To secure dressings and stem bleeding.

Intermediate and advanced kits also typically include chest seals to treat sucking chest wounds and QuikClot dressings — which are treated with hemostatic agents for improved performance.

Finding the Right Bleeding Control Kit

There are three different types of bleeding control kits*: basic, intermediate, and advanced. Each vacuum-sealed and tamper-proof kit contains:

Basic Curaplex Bleeding Control Kit Contents:

  • 1 Permanent marker
  • 2 Pair of gloves, latex-free, LG
  • 1 Tourniquet
  • 1 Emergency bandage
  • 1 Pair of trauma shears, 5.5"
  • S-folded compressed gauze dressing

Intermediate Curaplex Bleeding Controls Kit:

  • 1 Permanent marker
  • 2 Pair of gloves, latex-free, LG
  • 1 Tourniquet
  • 1 Emergency bandage
  • 1 Pair of trauma shears, 7.5"
  • 2 Rolls of primed, compressed gauze dressing
  • 1 Pack of H*VENT chest seals (2/pk)

Advanced Curaplex Bleeding Control Kit:

  • 1 Permanent marker 
  • 2 Pair of gloves, latex-free, LG
  • 1 Tourniquet
  • 1 QuikClot bleeding control dressing, Roll (3"x 4')
  • 1 H*Vent vented chest seal, two-pack
  • 1 Emergency bandage 4"
  • 1 Pair of trauma shears, 5.5"
  • 1 S-Folded primed, compressed gauze dressing

*Contents may vary depending on kit model

National Stop the Bleed Day is May 20, 2021. Anyone can learn to Stop the Bleed. For more information on Curaplex bleeding control kits and to find the bleeding control kit that’s right for your organization, visit our website.

Questions about AEDs, bleeding control kits, or first aid classes? Contact Cardio Partners at 866-349-4362 to learn more. We also welcome your emails, and you can reach us at customerservice@cardiopartners.com.

DISCLAIMER: Information and resources found on the aed.com website and blog are intended to educate, inform, and motivate readers to make their health and wellness decisions after consulting with their healthcare provider. The authors are not healthcare providers. NO information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or condition.

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