Georgia Trauma Commission Stop The Bleed Program FAQ

  • Who qualifies for Georgia Trauma Commission Bleeding Control Kit allotments?

    In order of priority:

    1. Public K-12 Schools
    2. Public K-12 School Buses
    3. Other Public Education Institutions
    4. Law Enforcement
    5. Government Agencies
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  • I qualify for Georgia Trauma Commission Bleeding Control Kit, what are the requirements to obtain them?
    • All participating organizations must be trained in STOP THE BLEED. RTAC Coordinators provide free STOP THE BLEED training to any interested organization.
    • Each Georgia public school system or district should train the maximum amount of school bus drivers, substitute drivers, and assistant drivers, as possible. After the training has been completed, the system or district will be awarded the appropriate amount of Georgia Trauma Commission Bleeding Control kits based upon the school bus count in each individual system or district. 
    • Organizations should have at minimum ten (10) staff members trained in STOP THE BLEED prior to kit distribution.
    • Organizations must sign a Participation Agreement prior to training or kit distribution. 
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  • Our qualifying organization isn't trained, can we still receive kits?

    All participating organizations must be trained in STOP THE BLEED. RTAC Coordinators provide free STOP THE BLEED training to any interested organization.

    Click here to request training.

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  • I want my own Bleeding Control Kit for my personal use, can I get a kit?

    We do not offer Bleeding Control Kits to private institutions, churches, or individuals. You are welcome to purchase your own kits though our vendor with our locked rate. Click here for more information.

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  • We can't find our kits, can we get more kits?

    The Georgia Trauma Commission provides a one-time allotment for organizations. Organizations are responsible for keeping track of their allotted kits.

    Any additional or replacement kits can be purchased by the organization.

    Click here for purchase instructions.

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  • We already received our one-time allotment, can we get more kits?

    The Georgia Trauma Commission provides a one-time allotment for organizations. Any additional or replacement kits can be purchased by the organization.

    Click here for purchase instructions.

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  • We have a new Public School or School Bus, can we get more kits?

    Yes, new schools and schools buses qualify for a one-time allotment. Please apply for a kit or contact your RTAC Coordinator for more information.

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  • I am not sure if our organization already received it's one-time allotment, how do I check?

    The Georgia Trauma Commission contracts with RTAC Coordinators to oversee our STOP THE BLEED Program. Please contact your regional coordinator.

    Click here for a list of regional RTAC Coordinators.

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  • Why do we need STOP THE BLEED Training?

    "The person next to a bleeding victim may very well be the one who’s most likely to save him or her from bleeding to death. By learning how to STOP THE BLEED®, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and act quickly and effectively to control bleeding once you learn three quick techniques. Take the STOP THE BLEED® training course and become empowered to make a life or death difference when a bleeding emergency happens."

    Before the Bleeding Control Kit distribution, we want to ensure the organization staff has the tools and knowledge to utilize the kits in the event of a bleeding emergency.

    To learn more about the STOP THE BLEED campaign, visit: https://www.stopthebleed.org/

     

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  • What does STOP THE BLEED Training entail?

    An RTAC Coordinator or STOP THE BLEED Instructor will visit your facility and review STOP THE BLEED information and provide skill checks to ensure your staff has the knowledge and tools in the event of a bleeding emergency. 

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  • Who do I contact if I have questions?

    The Georgia Trauma Commission contracts with RTAC Coordinators to oversee our STOP THE BLEED Program. 

    Click here for a list of regional RTAC Coordinators.

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  • I haven't heard anything back from my training or kit request. Who should I notify?

    Please contact the Georgia Trauma Commission at [email protected] to notify of any communication delays.

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  • How do I know which region or which coordinator to contact?

    Georgia is divided into 10 EMS regions. Each region has their own Regional Trauma Advisory Council with an RTAC Chair and RTAC Coordinator.

    Click here for an interactive map to find your region.

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  • I haven't heard back from the RTAC Coordinator. Who should I notify?

    Please contact the Georgia Trauma Commission at [email protected] to notify of any communication delays.

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  • I have an urgent question or concern about the STOP THE BLEED program. Who should I contact?

    Please contact the Georgia Trauma Commission at [email protected] to notify of any urgent questions or concerns.

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  • I am interested in learning more about the STOP THE BLEED campaign, where can I find more information?

    Please visit https://www.stopthebleed.org/ for more campaign details.

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  • How can I check if our organization has been trained in STOP THE BLEED?

    The Georgia Trauma Commission contracts with RTAC Coordinators to oversee our STOP THE BLEED Program. 

    Click here for a list of regional RTAC Coordinators.

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  • What is the Kit Application Period?

    To help with demand and kit distribution. The Georgia Trauma Commission will have Kit Application Periods for qualifying organizations. Organizations will be able to apply for kits and after the application period ends, the RTAC Coordinators will review applications and distribute kits based on priority, current training status, available supplies, and current region needs. The application period will reopen every other month while supplies last. Applicants may be placed on a waitlist for kit allotment until more kits are made available.

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  • When is the Kit Application Period

    The Georgia Trauma Commission will have a bleeding control kit application period for qualifying organizations. Applications will open on the first of the month and close on the last day of the month.  The first application period will end December 31, 2022. The next application period will be in March.

    DECEMBER 1- DECEMBER 31

    MARCH 1- MARCH 31

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  • When are kits distributed?

    After each application period, RTAC Coordinators will review applications and advise on kit pick-up and distribution plans. Please note that kits are first come, first serve while supplies last.

    JANUARY 01-MARCH 31

    APRIL 01-JUNE 30

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  • I don't want to wait for the next application period or distribution period, what are my options?

    Organizations are welcome to purchase their own kits if they do not wish to wait to apply or wait for distribution.

    Click here for purchase instructions.

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  • I was put on a waitlist of kits, what does that mean?

    You may have been placed on a waitlist if:

    • Supplies are no longer available.
    • Your organization has not completed STOP THE BLEED training
    • The region has not finished its 2017 School Response Program. Priority is given to K-12 public schools and and school buses.

    Once more kits become available, you will be contacted for kit distribution planning.

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