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Old 08-24-2013, 20:30   #113
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The older quik clot is the exothermic (granules). Their combat gauze does not cause any temperature change or tissue interaction and is the preferred clot promoting product in my book and I have used all products on the market presently. The gauze is impregnated with kaolin, it's benign and it works when packed correctly. If you go to the z-Medica website they have instructional videos and on line training for its proper use.
As far as tourniquets, the SWAT-T, SOF-T are the two I prefer with the CAT last for ease of use and appropriate apication under stress.
'Revel in action, translate perceptions into instant judgements, and these into actions that are irrevocable, monumentous and dreadful - all this with lightning speed, in conditions of great stress and in an environment of high tension:what is expected of "us" is the impossible, yet we deliver just that.
(adapted from: Sherwin B. Nuland, MD, surgeon and author: The Wisdom of the Body, 1997 )

Education is the anti-ignorance we all need to better treat our patients. ss, 2008.

The blade is so sharp that the incision is perfect. They don't realize they've been cut until they're out of the fight: A Surgeon Warrior. I use a knife to defend life and to save it. ss (aka traumadoc)
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