In Addition to Body Armor...Interesting

USMCRET

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#4
Pretty interesting but how does it all work?
Are there risks associated with its use?
It is freeze dried plasma, a clotting agent. The wounds in Iraq and Afghanistan are horrific, blast, shredding, and tearing, not typical clean wounds like a rifle shot. If the Corpsman (Navy Medic for Marines) has it they get it into you and into the wound, it clots and stops the bleeding. Blood and time are the most important things, if you make it to an SSTB, Surgical Shock Trauma Battalion, your chances of surviving are very high Cernunnos, better than 90%
 

USMCRET

Active Member
#5
Quick Clot x's infinity, give me that shit!.
Ha, made me laugh a bit here DCLXVI. Also, many Marines carry Tampons in their 1st aid pack, put it in the hole and it stops the bleeding, also, Condoms over the muzzle of your rifle, keeps the dust and grit out and comes off easily when you discharge, pun intended
 

a1b2c3

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Legionnaire
#6
It is freeze dried plasma, a clotting agent. The wounds in Iraq and Afghanistan are horrific, blast, shredding, and tearing, not typical clean wounds like a rifle shot. If the Corpsman (Navy Medic for Marines) has it they get it into you and into the wound, it clots and stops the bleeding. Blood and time are the most important things, if you make it to an SSTB, Surgical Shock Trauma Battalion, your chances of surviving are very high Cernunnos, better than 90%
Freeze dried plasma is another step in replacing blood loss, with the clotting factor a secondary benefit. As USMCRET writes above, if you can make it to your trauma surgeon without going into hypovolemic shock your chances of survival is very very good (per data from Americans).

See the Ranger Regiment's record for survivable battlefield injuries...having lots of people trained up, willing to get aggressive on preventing further blood loss and a streamlined MEDEVAC/CASEVAC plan in place is saving lives on the battlefield.

The French military's system works pretty well as well, but there is less leeway given to "secourists de combat" than say American 68W or Corpsman, much less 18D or IDC's. They are much more reliant on the nurses and doctors that are usually on the QRF less than 60min away.

Yeah...the tampon thing is stupid. There are much better choices now, and if anyone of you are going somewhere where you might some sort of personal trauma kit, please spend a little extra money and get some proper compressed gauze at least, if not Combat Gauze or your hemostatic agent of choice.

https://www.personaldefensenetwork.com/article/severe-bleeding-first-aid-misconceptions-tampons/
http://privatebloggins.ca/?p=1026
 

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