North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Association

The North Dakota EMS Association in partnership with the UND Center for Rural Health provided Bleeding Control Kits to four communities in North Dakota.  This limited funding, provided by the Medicare Rural Flex Program, was able to place a total of seventy-six kits in 2018 ad seventy- five in 2017.  This was the second (and final) year that this project provided kits, in an effort to train and better equip individuals across the state on how to control excessive bleeding, which is also a nationwide awareness campaign.  Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma.  

While the primary funding source for furnishing these kits throughout North Dakota has ended, we encourage communities to start their own Bleeding Control program.

Interested in Implementing the Stop the Bleed Program in Your Community?

What you need to make a Stop the Bleed Kit:  

  • Tourniquet
  • Gauze
  • Dressing
  • Triangular Bandage
  • Gloves
  • Trauma shears
  • Sharpie marker 
  • Stop the bleed action cards
  • Red zippered pouch to keep the materials in (see below)

Kits should located next to AEDs in:

  • Schools
  • Emergency Vehicles
  • Large Venues
  • Sporting Events

    Educate the community:

    • How to Recognize a victim with significant bleeding
    • Where to locate the kit and how to use the materials
    • Essentially teaching community members how to save lives

      More Resources

      North Dakota EMS Association

      1622 East Interstate Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58503


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