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Keep blood where it belongs.
A hatchet to the foot or a gunshot wound to the shin isn't funny, unless there was juggling or a mime involved. Either way, the Adventure Medical Quikclot Advanced Clotting Sponge uses a chemically inert substance to stop the bleeding faster than just applying pressure can. Two available sizes of chemically treated mesh sponges let you safely and more effectively reduce blood loss while you get your friend to the hospital.
- 50g or 25g sizes
- 1 treated mesh sponge
- Item #AMK000M
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I used to be a member of the local Search and Rescue team, and used this all the time. I hope I never have to use it now, but its a great insurance to have.
what's the difference between the sponge and the gauze versions of this product? The image on the packaging looks very similar.
Erik, so the sponge and gauze use a slightly different clotting agent. Both safe but, the sponge when you take it out looks like a tea bag compared to what you know gauze to look at. You will apply direct pressure with both but, the gauze's clotting agent works more like clay compared to the sponge which actually just speeds up the blood clotting process. I learn heavy towards the gauze for 2 reasons. The army uses the gauze and you get 2 pieces of gauze in the package compared to the one sponge.
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