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Invention Awards 2014: Seal Combat Wounds In 15 Seconds

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posted on May, 1 2014 @ 11:22 AM
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As a Ex EMT and Firefighter this would have been great to have. This can save many lives on the battle field and in civilian life.


When bullets or shrapnel strike a soldier, standard first aid calls for stuffing gauze as deep as five inches into a wound and applying pressure. If bleeding hasn’t stopped after three minutes, the old gauze is pulled out—and new gauze shoved in.


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posted on May, 1 2014 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: nighthawk1954

I see that the FDA has already approved it's use as a medical dressing.

Awesome.



posted on May, 1 2014 @ 11:29 AM
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originally posted by: KnightLight
a reply to: nighthawk1954

I see that the FDA has already approved it's use as a medical dressing.

Awesome.

Thanks I did not see that on the bottom



posted on May, 1 2014 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: nighthawk1954

Great news. Must admit I was hoping for something a little more sci-fi than a sponge in a syringe



posted on May, 1 2014 @ 11:34 AM
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Always good to see improvements in field medicine. I wonder how costly the device(s) will be, I can't imagine they'd be too expensive.

If they're made available publicly (or maybe even if not) it'd be something I'd definitely add to my "worst case scenario" survival kit - aka hoard.

No such thing as being too prepared.



posted on May, 1 2014 @ 11:34 AM
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I can imagine the tampon companies now....."Why didn't we think of this damnit?"



posted on May, 1 2014 @ 11:35 AM
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originally posted by: KnightLight
a reply to: nighthawk1954

I see that the FDA has already approved it's use as a medical dressing.

Awesome.

True but 15 seconds as opposed to several minutes can save lives for multiple reasons.



posted on May, 1 2014 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: nighthawk1954

This is a great idea and a great invention. I wonder if it will enter the public sector?



posted on May, 1 2014 @ 11:47 AM
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I will definitely get a few of these for EMT bag when they come on the market.

Company home page
www.revmedx.com...#!xstat-dressing/c2500



posted on May, 1 2014 @ 11:47 AM
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originally posted by: cosmikDebris

originally posted by: KnightLight
a reply to: nighthawk1954

I see that the FDA has already approved it's use as a medical dressing.

Awesome.

True but 15 seconds as opposed to several minutes can save lives for multiple reasons.


huh??

I say
"awesome it's already been approved."
and you say
"yea but it's faster which saves lives."




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posted on May, 1 2014 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: nighthawk1954

Hello....
Tampons and pads have been used this way by EMS. Stuff an OB in a GSW. Use pads as alternative to bloodstopper bandages



posted on May, 1 2014 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

They kinda did maybe with out knowing...
Playing sports whenever someone got a bloody
nose, a tampon was quartered & shoved in the
nostril & player sent right back out to floor or
field.

Cheers
Ektar



posted on May, 1 2014 @ 03:21 PM
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The device has its possibilities....will it come in 223 308 and 12 gua. sizes?
just asking......
How effective would a different medium be?
The medicated sponges....do they expand as well?



posted on May, 1 2014 @ 04:10 PM
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originally posted by: stirling
The device has its possibilities....will it come in 223 308 and 12 gua. sizes?
just asking......
How effective would a different medium be?
The medicated sponges....do they expand as well?[/qu
I don't know it has not hit the market yet, look at their web site. As far as woods I have never used Tampons, never used them in wounds and I have seen some nasty stuff.



posted on May, 1 2014 @ 04:11 PM
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a reply to: KnightLight
Sorry wrong person.



posted on May, 1 2014 @ 04:15 PM
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even better, maybe we could stuff these things behind the triggers....
an once of prevention...



posted on May, 1 2014 @ 06:00 PM
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Hmm tampons? I know doc used to have a few in his bag



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