Already proven to be one of the most effective ways to keep a gunshot victim’s blood in his or her body, the XSTAT 30 has been cleared by the FDA. As far as emergency preparedness is concerned, this is something every prepper’s first aid kit should have. You’ll have to do some deep research to get your hands on a few of these, though, as they’re currently only available to the military and emergency services.
A sponge injection could save the lives of people with gunshot wounds.
A device called XSTAT 30 squirts out 92 tiny compressed cellulose sponges coated with a blood absorbing substance.
The sponges can soak up around a pint of blood, swelling in the process to fill-in a wound and stopping more blood from flowing out.
That could prevent life-threatening blood loss from a gunshot wound victim as they are transported to hospital.
The device has just been approved in the US by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use by emergency services.
It was originally designed to deal with combat-related bullet and shrapnel wounds. Continue Reading
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