QuikClot, TraumaDEX og Hemcom
here is a intro paper from swatdoctor.com:
Blood Clotters Article from Police Magazine August 2004
It’s a hot topic right now so I thought I would do a side-by-side comparison
of the QuikClot and TraumaDEX products. Both are extremely effective and
over lap a great deal in their features and benefits yet have enough of a
difference to make sure you have the right product for your application.
Check it out.
Material: Plant based polysaccharide source
Technology: Microporous Polysaccharide Hemosphere (MPH) – accelerate natural
hemostasis by concentrating blood solids to form a gel around the particles
Dose/Packaging: 0.5, 2 or 5 gram (powder) applicators in sterile, waterproof
packages with instructions
Price (Chinook): $23.95 (5 gram)
Best for: Topical dressing for temporary treatment of severely bleeding
wounds such as surgical wounds (post-operative, donor sites,
dermatological), cuts, lacerations, and traumatic injuries. For professional
• Easy application, can be self administered
• No irrigation needed, reabsorbed naturally
• Bio-inert - No risk of disease transmission
• Safe while in transit to a medical facility
• Extended shelf life (3-5 yrs)
• No exothermic reaction
• Not intended for patients allergic to starch products
• In case studies, TraumaDEX does not perform as well in cases of severe
arterial and venous bleeding.
Material: Derivative of volcanic rock
Technology: Absorbent Hemostatic Agent – instead of adding clotting factors,
QuikClot granules extract (absorb) fluids concentrating clotting factors
creating a matrix for clot formation
Dose/Packaging: 2-1.75 or 1-3.5 oz (granular) sterile, vacuum packed,
waterproof packages with instructions
Price (Chinook): $23.95 (3.5 oz)
Best for: External temporary traumatic wound treatment to stop
moderate-to-severe bleeding in large wounds, including high-volume venous
and arterial bleeding. Typically used upon determination that conventional
methods have been inadequate to stop bleeding.
• Easy application, can be self administered
• Easy removal with irrigation or aspiration
• Chemically inert - No risk of disease transmission
• Safe to leave in the wound while in transit to a medical facility
• Extended shelf life (3 yrs)
• Exothermic reaction – thermal increase is directly proportional to the
ratio of QuikClot and blood. Thermal reaction is minimized by removing
excess moisture on or near the wound and only using as much as you need (no
more than 2:1 ratio QuikClot to blood).
For at home treatment by individuals of minor cuts, scrapes, abrasions,
punctures and other minor wounds, there is BLEED-X from the makers of
TraumaDEX using the same MPH technology packaged in 0.5 gram dispenser with
a 2”x2” gauze pad. It is also recommended for use by individuals on blood
All information was researched from the following resources:
printed literature from the manufacturers.
Procedures for first responders' application of Quikclot hemostatic agent
Journal Articles quickclot( fra
Hemostatic efficacy of two advanced dressings in an aortic hemorrhage model
Hemorrhage control in the battlefield: role of new hemostatic agents.
Application Of A Zeolite Hemostatic Agent Achieves 100% Survival In A Lethal
Model Of Complex Groin Injury
Intracorporeal Use Of The Hemostatic Agent QuickClot In A Coagulopathic
Patient With Combined Thoracoabdominal Penetrating Trauma.
Comparative Analysis Of Hemostatic Agents In A Swine Model Of Lethal Groin
ud over QC og traumadex er der også Hemcom på market.
Half of all deaths on the battlefield are due to uncontrollable bleeding.
And though gauze is often no match for spurting wounds, the bloodthirsty
HemCon Bandage is: It contains positively charged chitosan molecules,
extracted from shrimp shells, that attract negatively charged red blood
cells. As the cells are pulled into the bandage, they create a tight-fitting
plug over the wound. "You can have a hole in your heart and 60 seconds later
it's sealed," says HemCon inventor Kenton Gregory. The bandage made its
debut in the 2003 Iraq war and was FDA-approved for nonprescription use in
August. At $100 for a 4-by-4-inch square, it may sound expensive, but if the
situation calls for it, we're guessing it'll seem like a serious bargain.
The HemCon® Bandage is an FDA cleared pliable, sterile, chitosan dressing
capable of stopping severe external hemorrhage following trauma and
The HemCon® Bandage significantly outperformed the standard of care (gauze)
with significant improvements in survival, blood loss, and the number of
applications of either pressure or dressings required to achieve hemostasis.
* Manufactured from a natural product called chitosan, fabricated into a
flat bandage using proprietary techniques
* Supplied sterile in a sealed foil vapor barrier package
* Labeled for single use only
* Stable at room temperature.
* Can be supplied in various sizes.
* Currently only available in 4" x 4"
* Provides rapid control of moderate and severe external hemorrhage
* Simple to use
* Cost effective
* Adheres tightly to the site of the application
* Forms a strong durable non-occlusive clot
* Seals the injury site to further bleeding and external infective agents
* Forms an antibacterial barrier, reducing the potential for infection.
HemCon featured on CNN (video)
The HemCon® Bandage is safe, durable, highly effective, and does not contain
human proteins or clotting factors.
pris (Chinook): 165$ ved 1 stk.
skema fra min powerpoint om hæmostatiske forbindinger