9 Places to Keep a Trauma Kit with QuikClot in Case of an Emergency

first-aid-kit-for-carAn emergency can happen anywhere, anytime, and to anyone. A first aid kit is always a great thing to have with you at home or in the car or on a trip. But sometimes an emergency involves serious bleeding and it takes time for paramedics to arrive. This is where a good trauma kit with QuikClot can literally save a life. You don’t even have to be a medical professional, just a good Samaritan. Even for moms, dads and coaches, a trauma kit can come in handy.

What is QuikClot?

trauma-kit-quickclotIn the movie Saving Private Ryan there was a moment where a medic sprinkled powder on a gaping wound. That’s QuikClot. These days it’s a special sponge, but the use remains the same: to stop bleeding. The chemical in QuikClot, either zeolite or kaolin, accelerates clotting by absorbing the water in the blood.

  1. Every Floor of Your Home

Regardless of how many floors you have in your home, a trauma kit with QuikClot should be on each floor. Everyone in the family should know exactly where the kit is so that they can get it when they need it.

  1. Garage

Arguably one of the more dangerous places in your home. You never know when something you’re working on can cause you grief, especially tools. Place a trauma kit in an easy-to-reach location that never gets blocked off, like next to the light switch. A small, lightweight kit is great because you can hang it on a tool hook.

  1. Car

A trauma kit with QuikClot is essential for your car, either in the trunk or the glove box alongside a first aid and emergency preparedness kit. A huge asset if you get into an accident or you come across one.

  1. Kitchen

In a word: knives. Accidents happen, sometimes serious ones in the kitchen. If you work in a commercial kitchen, risk is even higher. A knife wound needs the bleeding stopped quickly.

  1. Emergency Go-Bag

Your emergency kit that you keep waterproofed and sealed outside your home in case of an earthquake or fire or other emergency. You need non-perishable food, water, space blankets, flashlights, batteries, radio, and so on… including a first aid and trauma kit.

  1. Sports Bag

Pretty much every outdoor sport means carrying something in a sports bag. A trauma kit can be compact and light enough to store in a duffel or backpack. Just leave it permanently in a side compartment.

  1. Hiking Gear

Especially if you go hiking alone. But for any hike, solo or otherwise, a trauma kit is a life saver when you’re out in the sticks and far from help.

  1. Work

Most workplaces, by law, have a first aid kit. Or several. But that law doesn’t usually require a trauma kit for stopping bleeding. Be a smart and sensible boss.

  1. Biking Bag

Just like hiking, if you go out on your bike regularly, anything can happen. You can be hit by a car or fall off when on a mountain trail. A trauma kit can attach to a fanny pack.

As we said earlier, a good trauma kit with QuikClot is lightweight, compact, and can fit just about anywhere.

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