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Incredible-Yet-Simple Invention Can Seal a Gunshot Wound in 15 Seconds

Incredible-Yet-Simple Invention Can Seal a Gunshot Wound in 15 Seconds – What It Could Mean for Soldiers

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The new battlefield gadget is called X-STAT, and it uses a novel twist on simple science, offering a different way to treat deep gun shot wounds that have plagued military medics for years.
The sponges work fast: In just 15 seconds, they expand to fill the entire wound cavity, creating enough pressure to stop heavy bleeding, reports Popular Science. Keeping the technology simple is hugely important in the chaotic, pre-hospital environment. RevMedx designed the XSTAT to literally be plug-and-play.
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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014...-for-soldiers/
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Incredible-Yet-Simple Invention Can Seal a Gunshot Wound in 15 Seconds – What It Could Mean for Soldiers

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The new battlefield gadget is called X-STAT, and it uses a novel twist on simple science, offering a different way to treat deep gun shot wounds that have plagued military medics for years.
The sponges work fast: In just 15 seconds, they expand to fill the entire wound cavity, creating enough pressure to stop heavy bleeding, reports Popular Science. Keeping the technology simple is hugely important in the chaotic, pre-hospital environment. RevMedx designed the XSTAT to literally be plug-and-play.
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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014...-for-soldiers/
Sounds good,I found though so many of the wounds did not have a neat little hole,they were bloody great jagged things like shrapnel damage.What we used with the neat bullet holes was cotton wool wrapped in gauze and prod it down deep(usually with the little finger)Not very Hygienic but what the hell it was not exactly an operating theatre. lcm1
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How are these different (or better) then the newish seashell based bandages that are a huge success?
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How are these different (or better) then the newish seashell based bandages that are a huge success?
You got me there. Have any more information or a link or something. That's a new one to me.

BTW, I've heard from many that prior to this OP item, one quick fix item has been to use tampons (female hygiene device) to stuff into bullet holes and similar sized puncture wounds.
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You got me there. Have any more information or a link or something. That's a new one to me.

BTW, I've heard from many that prior to this OP item, one quick fix item has been to use tampons (female hygiene device) to stuff into bullet holes and similar sized puncture wounds.
Here's from a quick google:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...pg=699,6021349

I have a couple in my pack made by HemCon, I think that's it:
http://www.hemcon.com/Products/HemCo...eOverview.aspx

http://www.hemcon.com/Solutions/MilitarySolutions.aspx
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In the graphic, it looks like Mac n Cheese...lol.
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You got me there. Have any more information or a link or something. That's a new one to me.

BTW, I've heard from many that prior to this OP item, one quick fix item has been to use tampons (female hygiene device) to stuff into bullet holes and similar sized puncture wounds.
Yes I am sure that would work! The problem was we did not carry tampons on us.In fact,I don't believe they were even invented in my time. lcm1 (Ken)
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You got me there. Have any more information or a link or something. That's a new one to me.

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Yes I am sure that would work! The problem was we did not carry tampons on us.In fact,I don't believe they were even invented in my time. lcm1 (Ken)
And even if they were at the time, I highly doubt anyone in a male-dominated military to really think about them for military purposes...
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And even if they were at the time, I highly doubt anyone in a male-dominated military to really think about them for military purposes...
No,you have a very good point there,imagine being caught with a tampon in your pocket!!!! Life would not be worth living.You would volunteer for the next dangerous mission! lcm1(Ken)
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