Z-Medica QuikClot Sport
Price Paid: $18
Quikclot is the type of product that you don't need often. But, when you do need it, you need it very badly.
I have used it several times to stem the bleeding from severe cuts and it has performed exactly as expected. When I say you don't need it often, what I am saying is that it is not the first thing you go to when you or someone with you suffers a bad cut. The first thing should be done it to use regular gauze pads to cover the wound and then apply pressure for a period of time. That is the first-aid technique we have all learned.
However, when the wound is deep and the gauze/pressure technique does not get the bleeding stopped, use a Quikclot pad and apply pressure. Each time I have had to use Quikclot, the bleeding has been stopped and we were able to butterfly the wound and get the person to a medical facility for closure. At least one time, the wound required over 15 stitches at the ER, but did not bleed between the hiking trail and the hospital. Quikclot works. I have used it and do not go in the mountains without some in my first-aid kit.
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The Adventure Medical Kits QuikClot Sport is an essential addition to first aid kits small or large. QuikClot is an chemically inert material suspended in a porous surgical mesh bag which works to speed coagulation and stop bleeding. This proven system is used and carried by emergency responders, military and law enforcement Promotes blood coagulation for stable clots Safe to leave on wounds until you reach advanced care Easy to use, QuikClot agent can be applied in any direction and allows the administrator to apply pressure Each package contains a 50 g bag of QuikClot 5 x 5 in (12.7 x 12.7 cm) provides coverage up to moderate size wounds
A must for any first aid or emergency kit-this 50g bag of Quikclot(R) Sport stops moderate to severe bleeding until further medical help is available. Quikclot is a chemically inert material in a mesh bag that speeds coagulation of blood, resulting in a stable clot that stops bleeding. Stops bleeding quicker than conventional methods and is safe to leave on wounds until more advanced medical help arrives. Package contains a 5 x 5 in. (50g) bag of Quikclot for coverage of large wounds.
Adventure Medical Kits offers these clotting sponges, a must have for any first aid or emergency kit. Advanced clotting sponge stops moderate to severe bleeding until further medical help is available Silver version has the added antibacterial advantage of ionic silver Item Specifications Includes One 25g Packet
- Mountains Plus
As your adventures tend to take you far away from immediate medical attention, be prepared for cuts of all sorts with QuikClot Sport from Adventure Medical Kits. Treat severe to moderate bleeding with the included clotting sponge treated with a hemostatic agent that stops bleeding fast or use the Silver option that provides antibacterial action with ionic silver to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi.
- Mountain Gear