BTU e-news: April 2011
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Classroom Product Lab EMS News Events {issue 0411}
Monthly Focus  Trauma
Tourniquets: From combat to commonplace
By Jim Sideras, RN, MSN

As long as there have been wars, tourniquets have been in use. A simple device designed to stop blood flow, the tourniquet has seen changes over the centuries. Over the past 10 years in particular, the tourniquet has moved to the forefront of basic combat medical care. It is now ready to move from combat to commonplace in EMS.

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 Paramedic effectively clots gunshot wound with CELOX™

"Our crew was dispatched to a large caliber GSW [gunshot wound] to the chest. After isolating the right lung, both entrance and exit wounds were sealed using the CELOX product. The patient was able to maintain excellent vitals throughout the transport to the receiving hospital. CELOX enabled us to focus less on the injury and more on other life saving skills."

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 Visit the BTU Classroom to sign up for the Unusual Resuscitation (B204) CEU

Bound Tree University is dedicated to the education and interests of First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics. All online courses are free and fully accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

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CT-EMS Carbon Traction Leg Splint

The FareTec CT-EMS Carbon Traction Leg Splint offers corrosion resistance, temperature stability, superior yield strength and a superior strength-to-weight ratio. The 4:1 pulley traction system allows for a micro adjustment to generate a precise amount of traction.
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SAM Medical Products CELOX™-A

Celox Hemostatic Clotting Agent quickly helps to control severe arterial bleeding. Just pour it in, pack it and apply pressure.

ResQGARD™ Impedance Threshold Device

The ResQGARD is an Impedance Threshold Device (ITD) that provides a safe, simple and convenient way to treat states of low blood pressure in spontaneously breathing patients.

Pyng Medical MAT® Tourniquet

The MAT® Tourniquet is a mechanical advantage tourniquet that can typically stop blood loss with complete occlusion in about 50 seconds, providing significantly increased patient survivability in trauma care situations.

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