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Thread: Quik Clot Combat Gauze -- is it needed when close to help?

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    QuikClot is ideal for wounds that are not tenable via tourniquet: Axillary wounds, proximal leg wounds such as inguinal or groin region, subclavian wounds and the like. It is proven in these applications and can often accompany a patient to a receiving facility and continue to provide bleeding control while in the receiving facility until an actual surgeon can provide the definitive care to control the impacted vessels.

    The ideal IFAK is one that can address the most common preventable causes of death that result from the injuries we would commonly expect in a gunfight.

    Have a tourniquet, have Quikclot, have an Olaes or Israeli bandage. Remember this is all hardware, without the training and "software" download into the end users brain having the IFAK is just belt decoration.

    Remember, just because you pass through ER doors does not mean you magically stop hemorrhaging. I have rolled many a patient through ER doors where due to patient load and wait times, field interventions were relied upon to maintain homeostasis. At one time our cardiac monitor, while pacing an unstable symptomatic bradycardia patient, remained with the patient in the ER, through to the cath lab and through the duration of surgery.
    Last edited by TacMedic556; 08-25-17 at 21:15.

    EMT-B, FFI&II 1999
    A.A.S. NREMT-Paramedic 2002-Present
    P.O.S.T. SRT/SWAT Medic 2006-Present Decorated with Citation
    Certified QuikClot Instructor, B-CON Instructor
    25 years of weapons training and still a student

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