Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport plans to install bleed control kits across the airport in case of emergencies.
The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department requested the installation of bleed control kits in the airport terminal complex. Hartsfield-Jackson already has automated external defibrillators across the terminals and concourses.
The Atlanta airport plans to spend $200,000-$500,000 to install cabinets stocked with medical supplies to stop bleeding.
Bleed control kits at other domestic airports include items like gauze, pressure dressing, tourniquets and other medical supplies “to stabilize patients dealing with traumatic injuries,” according to Hartsfield-Jackson.
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