Hemostatic agents (including hemostatic gauze and granules) are designed to promote rapid blood coagulation in the event of a traumatic wound involving an arterial bleed. Rescue Essentials offers you a large selection of the best, most effective clotting agents. With an array of sizes and delivery systems, we have hemostatics that can help you prepare for virtually any situation.
QuikClot was the first hemostatic agent adopted by the United States Military. It came in granular form only, and tended to burn, but still saved lives. QuikClot is no longer exothermic, and is still effective at accomplishing hemostasis. QuikClot Combat Gauze is still favored by much of the US Military. Later developments led to chitosan-based products such as Celox, which are proven safe and effective.
Hemostatic gauze products are now widely available to EMS professionals and first responders, and approved for all levels of training in some areas. These products have saved many lives on the battlefield and are now also being used to stop traumatic bleeding in workplace, motor vehicle, and at-home accidents.
The use of Celox hemostatic granules and chitosan-impregnated gauze can quickly and safely stop blood flow from potentially lethal wounds. They work independently of the body’s own clotting processes. Hemostatic gauze dressings using the active ingredient chitosan include Celox, Chito-SAM and Hemcon. Chitosan is a natural compound extracted from crustacean shells that rapidly stops dangerous bleeding, through electrostatic attraction to red blood cells and massive surface area. QuikClot Combat Gauze, Celox Rapid and other hemostatic gauze dressings are ideal for packing wounds.
CoTCCC (the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care) has long recommended QuikClot Combat Gauze as the hemostatic agent of choice for all branches of the US Military. QuikClot products, which use kaolin as their active ingredient, are easy to use, and have a spotless safety record. Like chitosan-based products, they stop bleeding fast!
Explore the products we offer and select the hemostatic agent that meets your needs. As always, feel free to contact us at 1-866-711-4843 with any product questions or for bulk pricing quotes.