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  • Prepare the Community
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  • Prepare the Community
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PREPARING YOUR COMMUNITY

No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. Whether it’s performing CPR and rapid defibrillation or treating life-threatening hemorrhaging, bystanders can play a major role in the increase of patient survival. The American Heart Association chain of survival clearly defines bystander CPR and rapid defibrillation as a key part of patient survivability. Likewise, the Department of Homeland Security’s nationwide Stop the Bleed campaign empowers bystanders to act quickly to treat excessive bleeding and save lives.


57% of EMS professionals are not yet aware of the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop the Bleed program—a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives.*


A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within 5 minutes.*


Only 9.5% of EMS professionals said supplies are available in the community to equip bystander.*

SAM XT’s innovative design is engineered for rapid application requiring fewer windlass turns, and enabling easier, faster training and more intuitive use.

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American Heart Association

A strong Chain of Survival can improve chances of survival and recovery for victims of cardiac arrest.


The availability of an AED to bystanders before EMS crews arrive is critical. Rapid defibrillation is key to survival and recovery.

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