As a result of gun violence that occurs in schools and urban areas, untrained everyday people often find themselves to be the first responders in high-stress emergency environments. In these situations, time is extremely critical and up to a fifth of the fatalities that occur from gunshot wounds could have been prevented if bleeding had been controlled before medical professionals were available to administer aid. Current kits designed to deal with blood hemorrhaging are not immediately clear to inexperienced users and require prior training to utilize quickly and correctly.
G.TEK (Gunshot Trauma Emergency Kit) contains the essential tools for dealing with gunshot wounds in a portable and organized form. In one opening motion the responder has left to right instructions coordinated with the proper tools for the situation. The reversible packaging, that also displays the instructions, separates the two types of wound areas and only presents the user with the information and instruments they need for the specific injury they are dealing with. By removing unnecessary elements and modifying current tools to fit the experience level of the user, G.TEK allows untrained individuals to prevent blood hemorrhaging in vital situations even with limited or no experience.