Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport along with Phoenix Fire and Phoenix Police are combining efforts to place “Stop the Bleed” kits throughout the Airport in an effort to stay ahead and prepared for emergencies.
A total of 75 bleeding suppression kits have been placed throughout the terminals, the Rental Car Center and other Airport buildings. At Phoenix Sky Harbor, these kits have been placed inside Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) boxes with the “Stop the Bleed” logo. Airport Police Officers are also carry the kits with them.
The “Stop the Bleed” kits are equipped with heavy duty bleeding suppression medical supplies such as tourniquets, QuikClot gauze, gloves, two chest seals and instructions on how to use the supplies. These kits are critical when a serious injury occurs and a person is experiencing heavy blood loss. With the supplies available in these kits, it allows bystanders to step in and help stop the bleeding before trained medical professionals arrive on the scene.
Airports across the country have joined in on the national effort and have installed “Stop the Bleed” kits in case of emergencies. These airports include Tucson International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
“Stop the Bleed” is a national campaign that aims to bring awareness and educate the public on how to stop major bleeding as well as provide access to bleeding suppression kits in public areas. In addition to training bystanders to be the first responders, the campaign aims to engage the public to act and have an active role in the response of emergencies of all sizes.
Along with the “Stop the Bleed” kits, Phoenix Sky Harbor already has AEDs installed throughout the airport. The AED program launched in 2001, and since then, the program has helped save 53 lives.