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University of Georgia Bleeding Control Kit Guidelines

Office of Emergency Preparedness

View Official Policy: Bleeding Control Kit Guidelines Policy

The University of Georgia (UGA) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all faculty, staff, students, parents, and visitors to the University. To that end, the objective of the UGA Bleeding Control Kit Program is to establish a campus-wide oversight and to develop appropriate guidelines to ensure consistency in purchasing, placement, training, and departmental oversight of bleeding control kits on UGA properties.

Use of bleeding control kits will be in compliance with the responsibilities and procedures outlined in this program. This program applies to individuals trained on the proper use of bleeding control kits; departments with bleeding control kits currently in place; and departments that are considering, or in the process of purchasing, bleeding control kits.

Bleeding control kits are part of a national “Stop the Bleed” initiative. The campaign empowers individuals to act quickly and save lives.  Working with the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, FEMA, the private sector, nonprofits, and the medical community, the “Stop the Bleed” campaign aims to raise awareness of life saving strategies and provide public access to bleeding control tools already used by first responders and the military. This campaign is the culmination of year-long collaboration among the National Security Council at the White House with partners, such as the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American College of Surgeons, Hartford Consensus, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Johnson & Johnson and the Harvard Kennedy School.

Responsibilities

Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance and Administration

Responsible University Administrator: Senior Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration

Policy Owner: Office of Emergency Preparedness

Policy Contact: Steven Harris, Director

Phone: 706-542-5845

Date Issued: 04/24/2017

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