The University of Tennessee has joined the nationwide effort to empower bystanders to help save lives during bleeding emergencies before professional help arrives.

In the critical minutes between the 911 call and the arrival of emergency responders, the average person can make the difference between life and death. Campus officials are providing trauma kits to be used by the campus community during this critical time.

Here is what you need to know:

  • Kits are located within automated external defibrillators (AEDs)
  • Some larger wall units are located in large gathering areas
  • The kits are designed to treat life-threatening bleeding wounds
  • Easy to follow instructions are inside
Emergency preparedness is easy: locate the AED and trauma kit nearest you.