QuikClot Combat Gauze Video

by July 8, 2009 07/8/09

quikclot-combat-gauzeQuikClot Combat Gauze is the new kid on the block of Hemostatic Agents and is the TCCC‘s agent of choice for first line treatment for life-threatening hemorrhage.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (Pronounced “T-Triple C”) are guidelines developed by USSOCOM (United States Special Operations Command) to properly train non-medics to deal with the preventable causes of combat deaths.

At a recent Live Tissue class we attended we were amazed at the versatility of Combat Gauze. If you’ve ever used HemCon Dressings,  you’ll know how impossible it is to pack it’s cardboard-like material into wounds.

There’s also no heat signature involved with Combat Gauze which makes it even more versatile, allowing it to replace regular gauze to save space in your med kit. Combat Gauze can be used  for normal gauze applications without adverse effects.

Another thing we were shown was that Combat Gauze can be left out of the package for weeks at a time loss of effectiveness, unlike HemCon, Celox and others which must be used immediately upon opening. This is not protocol, so let this serve as a disclaimer.

Benefits

  • Stops arterial and venous bleeding in seconds
  • Combat Gauze can be used for normal gauze applications without adverse effects
  • Stay’s cool unlike other hemostatic agents that can burn
  • Easy to pack into a wound of any size no matter how large or small the bleed
  • Removes easily without any effects

Independent studies performed by both the US Navy and US Army comparing multiple hemostatic agents, QuikClot  Combat Gauze emerged overall number one in safety and effectiveness and is now being fully deployed to all military personnel within every branch of the US armed forces. Anecdotal reports of use so far have been overwhelmingly positive.

The video below is a live tissue application video,  viewer discretion is advised (sounds like a movie eh?)

Update: We’re proud to carry QuikClot Combat Gauze and QuikClot Z-Fold Combat Gauze as options in our ETA Kits, which treat the three leading causes of death in the field.


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Blake
Blake

What exactly does "live tissue application" mean? Do they, like, cut a pig really deeply or something so the medics can train? Just wondering, cause the bleeding and even the movement of the undamaged flesh "looked real".

brent
brent

live tissue means just that, live tissue. the thing you saw writhing and bleeding everywhere was not a fake training aid, it is indeed a live pig. they are sedated first and everything though its not like they go out with machetes and hack up a bunch of pigs.

Blake Mims
Blake Mims

Ah good. I've seen some messed up stuff on the intertnet, but suddenly seeing something hurt just for training purposes was a little bit of a shock, even with the warning. I mean, if I had to kill it myself to eat it, that's fine, I won't make an emotional connection with it. But if I don't designate it food right off, then it starts gaining personality. Freakin' Disney movies...

BootlegGucci
BootlegGucci

Excellent. Thanks for clarifying! Unless something better comes along, I will be getting these when I setup my IFAK.

charles casey
charles casey

combat gauze is the newest and best treatment, also in trails are dehydrated plasma (used in WWII) and a dehydrated seaweed agent being tested for safe alternatives in bleeding control, also a oxygenated IV solution for replacing blood loss on the battlefield.

ITS Admin
ITS Admin

Absolutely! There are many great retailers out there that stock Combat Gauze. If you have the funds carry two of these and ditch the Kerlix, and any other Hemostatic Agents you carried.

BootlegGucci
BootlegGucci

Is this available for civilian purchase? If so, this would be a must have for an IFAK.

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