Skip to comments.How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds
Posted on 02/05/2014 2:39:07 PM PST by Altariel
When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into the body, to stop bleeding from an artery. Its an agonizing process that doesn't always work--if bleeding hasn't stopped after three minutes of applying direct pressure, the medic must pull out all the gauze and start over again. Its so painful, you take the guys gun away first, says former U.S. Army Special Operations medic John Steinbaugh.
Even with this emergency treatment, many soldiers still bleed to death; hemorrhage is a leading cause of death on the battlefield. "Gauze bandages just don't work for anything serious," says Steinbaugh, who tended to injured soldiers during more than a dozen deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. When Steinbaugh retired in April 2012 after a head injury, he joined an Oregon-based startup called RevMedx, a small group of veterans, scientists, and engineers who were working on a better way to stop bleeding.
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Seriously, anything that helps bring our kids home alive is great!
Little different than a tampon.
MaMa told me when I was young. Help for the non-sunny day. Medical Marvels. Take your time. Don’t Live Too Fast.
Baby, Mama said, Be Simple and Tell The Truth!!!
Not surprising since it is a battlefield.
Hey there nsa and congress .... two come a creeping.
Since they make it using shrimp I wonder if it will adversely effect those who have shrimp allergies.
Fascinating. Amazing, actually. Pray this works as described.
A few years ago my wife and I would take chitosan if we were going out and expected to have a greasy dinner. It caused the dinner to go right on its way with few problems.
Probably not- allergic reactions are triggered by proteins, and I don’t thing the substance they use is a protein.
That's important. My Uncle was wounded in Vietnam. Fairly serious, but what nearly killed him was a sponge left in the wound for nearly 3 weeks after he was sewn-up by the Army surgeons
Hope they come on sale STAT.
I’ll buy three for my first aid kits.
I'm guessing cancer, congestive heart disease, Alzheimer's, falling asleep while operating heavy machinery, ... are not in the list.
I believe the reaction to the iodine is localized and doesn’t cause anaphalactic shock.
If yer bleeding profusely though.... Roll the dice...
Amazing! I pray it works as intended. Anything to help our guys come home alive is a Godsend!
At one time I believe disease was the leading cause of death in war. In the Spanish American war more died from disease then wounds suffered in battle.
Kudos!!! Keep on Rollin’ Down The Road!!! We ain’t hiddin’ from nobody!!!
This is pretty cool...
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