Tactical Medicine – An Introduction to Hemostatics

Celox Hemostatics
Celox Hemostatics
Special Hog Weapons and Tactics
Special Hog Weapons and Tactics

Abilene, Texas –-(Ammoland.com)-   SHWAT is about more than just cool guns. We bring you the knowledge you need to be successful in your hunt.

In this case we are bringing you information that could potentially save your life or a friend’s.

According to data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), there were approximately 8,122 hunting related injuries in 2010. Over 6,600 of these were associated with tree stands.

If you think it couldn’t happen to you, just ask Vice President Dick Cheney’s hunting buddy or former pro cyclist Greg Lemond. They both were accidentally shot while hunting.

Knowing what to do when things go sideways is always a good idea. It’s especially a good idea when you are engaged in an activity that takes you to places where emergency medical services may take a long time to arrive.

In this article on tactical first aid, we will address one of the latest tools to employ when the animals aren’t the ones bleeding.

Hemostatics are a new and innovative way to stop bleeding. Used primarily in combat and some EMS/fire departments , they can be a valuable additional tool in your tool kit. Hemostatics hit the military market in the early 2000s. They did not become commercially available until five or six years ago.

There are several types of hemostatics on the market today. Every brand has pros and cons. It will be up to you to do research, and decide which one is right for you. This article is meant to serve as a starting point that research.

Many of us are familiar with QuikClot from Z-Medica. Quikclot is currently being fielded by our military and others around the world….

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FYI: As a Military instructor I can say that QuikClot, HemCon and other hemostatic agents are NOT in favor today as they were in the early 2000’s. For instance, the Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (think ground Navy) discontinued/stopped issuing QuikClot powder around 2007.

Conversetly QuikClot Gauze is used for traumatic injury dressing. (Celox Gauze is similar)

Tourniquets, Kerlex gauze, Trauma Dressings (with bloodsoaker pad) are the preferred methods of dealing with arterial and venous bleeding.