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

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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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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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