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Trauma Training for Journalists

Friday, June 12th, 2015

June 12 2015  For information on Medtrade and CELOX™Contact Chris Marsden at Medtrade  +44 1270 500 019 and For information on Trauma Training for Journalists Contact Neal Jackson +1 202 365 4070   Journalists in hazardous areas get life-preserving skills and equipment, with donation of latest CELOXTM blood-stopping bandages. Journalists around the world in conflict…

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Medtrade Products Ltd announces changes in sales and distribution of Celox in North America

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Medtrade Products, Ltd, makers of Celox™ Advanced hemostatic agents and dressings and the FoxSeal™ chest seal, today announced they have appointed their Seattle based subsidiary, Medtrade Biopolymers Corp. to provide direct sales and technical support to customers and distributors. At the same time, Medtrade Products, Ltd have increased the number of direct distributors for the…

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Acute Traumatic Coagulopathy – Update

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) is an impairment of hemostasis that occurs early after injury and is associated with a 4-fold higher mortality, increased transfusion requirements and organ failure. This post is based mostly on reading a recent book chapter: “Periperative Hemostasis in Trauma”*   Research has shown that a severe trauma creates inherent problems with…

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Benefits of Celox Gauze as included in the US CoTCCC Guidelines.

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

The US CoTCCC (US Committee on Combat Casualty Care) have published the decision to include Celox Gauze in their guidelines and you can read it in the Journal of Special Operations Medicine (1). The article also includes an extensive 14 page review of the background to the change. Here they explain the reasoning and benefits for including…

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External Hemorrhage Control – Evidence Based Pre-hospital Guidelines

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

External hemorrhage is recognized as one of the main causes of potential preventable death following severe injury but the choice of treatment and what first aid kit to carry can be confusing for law enforcement and other emergency services. Lessons learned from the military on external hemorrhage control are beginning to be adopted in the…

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US military recommends new treatment for troops to save lives on the battlefield.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The US military are adopting new technologies to save soldiers’ lives on the battlefield, with the approval of a bandage that can stop catastrophic arterial bleeding in three minutes.  The Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC), which is responsible for recommending the frontline medic training and equipment for all US front line troops, voted…

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Trauma Innovation 2014 day 1

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Lessons learned from treating trauma casualties in Iraq & Afghanistan The Trauma Innovation conference is under way in London and on day 1 we attended a workshop on lessons learned from treating trauma casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan and how to make sure those lessons will not be lost.  The panel were concerned that as budgets are tightened after…

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Guest Blog: Outdoor First Aid and Celox

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

For this latest Celox blog, we have invited Katherine Wills, author of Outdoor First Aid, to give her thoughts on Celox and why it played an important role in her book. When I initially started teaching outdoor first aid I wanted to give my candidates a reading list which would help them to expand their…

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New protocol for catastrophic bleeding

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

This flow chart summarises the treatment of catastrophic bleeding.  It is reproduced from the UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines 2013 (JRCALCs). This is the new protocol for catastrophic bleeding in adults and there is a similar flow chart for children. In the diagram there are specific guidelines on when it is appropriate to use haemostatic gauzes such as…

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It’s 100 F outside, beware of hypothermia

Friday, July 19th, 2013

In this Celox blog post, we’re exploring the challenge of the ‘Lethal Triad ’…  When experiencing a trauma, severe blood loss can quickly lead to the victim becoming hypothermic, regardless of the temperature. The Lethal Triad represents a potentially fatal challenge in trauma, causing organ damage and complications in treating the casualty. In this blog…

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