As a part of a national initiative, the University of Georgia Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) is coordinating campus efforts to help “Stop the Bleed.” “Stop the Bleed” is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss.
OEP is in the process of adding bleeding control kits to each Automated External Defibrillator (AED) cabinet on campus. AED cabinets that contain a bleeding control kit will be marked on the outside of the cabinet with a sticker indicating that a “Stop the Bleed” kit is located inside the cabinet. Each kit contains non-expiring items including a CAT tourniquet, an emergency trauma dressing, compressed gauze, 2 pairs of gloves, trauma shears, a marker and an instruction card.
Additionally, OEP is coordinating two-hour bleeding control classes (B-Con) for interested campus volunteers. For more information on upcoming B-Con classes and/or the “Stop the Bleed” campus program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706.542.5845. Also, more information on the national “Stop the Bleed” initiative can be found at www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed.com or http://www.stopthebleedingcoalition.org/.
Need to know what to do in emergencies for a specific building? Where to shelter in severe weather? What about a fire, where is the evacuation area? Find out not only who is the building’s safety and security representative(s), but also where to shelter in severe weather and where to evacuate to in case of a fire, https://emer.prepare.uga.edu/osepforms/building_list.html
UGAAlert allows you to receive emergency messages on multiple devices. To register, you must have a valid UGA MyID.
- Have you programmed the UGAAlert number, 706-542-0111, into your cell phone?
- Did you know the UGAAlert messages are also posted to four Twitter feeds (@ugaalert, @UGAEVENTS, @universityofga, @UGAOEP) and to OEP’s Facebook page?
- You can also Fast Follow @ugaalert without a Twitter account. Text “Follow @ugaalert” to 40404. This will allow you to receive the alerts from the UGAAlert Twitter feed directly to you phone like a text message.