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Old 08-20-2008, 15:55   #1
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experience with "Combat Gauze"?

Does anyone have experience with ZMedica/QuikClot's Combat Gauze? It is supposed to be a roll of gauze with a new, non-heating hemostatic agent embedded in it.

I have read that the current revision of TC3 lists it as a first-line hemostatic to be used before WoundStat, but I am not in that loop and cannot speak authoritatively. It is available on the civilian market (i.e. here & here) but it would be great to get some feedback from guys out on the sharp end.
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Old 08-20-2008, 17:51   #2
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Just got some. Will let you know. Seems like a good idea, but I wonder what the big difference is between it and kerlex.
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:43   #3
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Seems like it would work well?
too bad I don't deal with gun shot wounds too much.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:39   #4
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Just got some. Will let you know. Seems like a good idea, but I wonder what the big difference is between it and kerlex.
Kerlex works fine if used correctly (you know that of course) but as far as Combat Gauze goes, it's something I like to save for neck, axillary, or inguinal injuries. It's a great product when used in conjunction with Kerlex and pressure dressings. I'm not positive on the difference between the two, just that they both work when you need them to, which is good enough for me. I'll bug my PA about it tomorrow.
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...I'm not positive on the difference between the two...
You dont know the difference between plain kerlix and Combat Gauze?

Sounds like you need to do a lil research before you go pestering your PA about things you SHOULD have the answers for.

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Old 01-31-2010, 12:07   #6
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You dont know the difference between plain kerlix and Combat Gauze?

Sounds like you need to do a lil research before you go pestering your PA about things you SHOULD have the answers for.

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• QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ causes rapid localized coagulation
and the formation of a stable blood clot in a variety of wounds.
It does not absorb into the body, and is safe to leave in the
wound until further medical care is available.
• QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ does not produce any heat.
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You dont know the difference between plain kerlix and Combat Gauze?

Sounds like you need to do a lil research before you go pestering your PA about things you SHOULD have the answers for.

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You should know. I'm a frinkin knuckle dragging barrel chest freedom fighter and I know the diff.

I'm not a medic nor have I ever been one.

But I've trained in medical field, but I'd slept in a Holiday Inn express and I know the difference between the two.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:39   #8
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Roger, guys. SurgicalCric jumped in my shit and I fixed myself. It won't happen again.
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Does anyone have experience with ZMedica/QuikClot's Combat Gauze? It is supposed to be a roll of gauze with a new, non-heating hemostatic agent embedded in it.

I have read that the current revision of TC3 lists it as a first-line hemostatic to be used before WoundStat, but I am not in that loop and cannot speak authoritatively. It is available on the civilian market (i.e. here & here) but it would be great to get some feedback from guys out on the sharp end.
Leakybandage,
I have used it in and out of the body, yes it does work....would a non-impregnated gauze have done the same thing????Inside the body I know it wouldn't, I tried. Outside you have a lot more options to control bleeding, i.e., types of wound, venous vs. arterial hemorrhage, etc. I like the stuff. I have used the combat gauze 3x in the body and the quik clot "tea bags" 7x in the body with only one 'failure' that was predictable when we started the case....patient was coagulopathic and I knew it was a long shot, you need an intact coagulation cascade for ANY of these products to work.

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