QuikClot® Hemostatic Products
You cannot predict a bleeding event, but you can prepare for one. QuikClot® Bleeding Control products put life-saving technology in your hands, giving you the power to treat injuries should an event occur.
QuikClot® products are impregnated with kaolin, a naturally occurring, inorganic mineral (clay derivative). Kaolin has no known allergic or exothermic reactions. QuikClot® products are safe and effective, have passed all biocompatibility testing, and do not contain any animal or human-derived proteins or shellfish products. QuikClot® is the essential choice for hemorrhage control in a broad range of bleeding situations.
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Bleeding Control Training
Specific educational content for immediate responders should include:
Hartford Consensus III
Below is an excerpt from Bulletin of The American College of Surgeons
Empowering Immediate Responders
One goal of the Hartford Consensus III is to empower the public to provide emergency care. During intentional mass-casualty events, those present at the point of wounding have often proven invaluable in responding to the initial hemorrhage control needs of the wounded. Traditionally thought of as “bystanders,” these immediate responders should not be considered passive observers and can provide effective lifesaving first-line treatment.
Immediate responders contribute to a victim’s survival by performing critical external hemorrhage control at the point of wounding and prior to the arrival of traditional first responders. Immediate responders contribute to what is the critical step in eliminating preventable prehospital death: the control of external hemorrhage.
The Hartford Consensus III recognizes the vital role that immediate responders play in responding to mass-casualty events. They make major contributions to improving survival from these incidents. However, the Hartford Consensus III does not advocate that members of the public enter areas of direct threat or imminent danger.
Good Samaritan laws have been effective in empowering the public to become involved in the immediate response to a victim of cardiac arrest or choking by the initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver, respectively. The Hartford Consensus recommends that these legal protections be extended to include the provision of bleeding control.
Hartford Consensus III
published September 2015