OLAES® 4" Modular Bandage, Flat Fold

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This is the same as the regular Olaes® 4" bandage, except that it is flat (about 1" thick) in conformance with the newer protocol for flatter bandages.

The Tactical Medical Solutions 4" Olaes® Modular Bandage is the newest generation of trauma bandages and is advantageous for all levels of care providers. Packed with features such as 3 meters of gauze, a removable occlusive plastic sheet behind the dressing pad, and a pressure cup that can also act as an eye cup, the advanced capabilities of the bandage are tucked neatly away and can be utilized or ignored. No hooks or clips to confuse or delay care. Velcro® 'Control' strips prevent the elastic roll from accidentally unraveling and secure the bandage throughout the application process.

Designed with direct input from some of the most experienced combat medics in the world, no detail has been left out. From the adhesive 'brakes' on the elastic bandage that prevent accidental unrolling, to the zig-zag packed gauze that easily feeds from the bandage, this is the most comprehensive feature packed bandage available without any added confusion. No other bandage offers so much versatility in such a small package. Cover minor wounds, apply truly effective pressure dressings, apply occlusive dressings, and have the ability to pack severe wounds with one bandage.
During high stress situations, such as those involving casualties, stress effects on human performance often affect the fine motor skills of individuals. This makes simple tasks such as bandage application more difficult and time consuming. By creating a bandage where application involves only gross motor skills, no direction changes around hooks or bars, the Olaes® Modular Bandage offers a more effective solution in bandage options. The elastic simply requires wrapping, where the elastic stays flat instead of turning into a cord. Control of the elastic roll is maintained by the 'Control Strips' should the elastic be dropped. You no longer have to open or carry a package of gauze and a separate bandage, as both are included.

The unique pressure cup generates true focused pressure on top of the wound site where it is required, not circumferential pressure. By generating this focused pressure it helps occlude damaged vessels at the wound site where it is needed. It also reduces the amount of manual pressure required to be held, freeing up the care provider to treat other injuries or casualties. The pressure cup can also be removed and used as an eye cup for treatment of ocular injuries as recommended in the new TCCC guidelines.

Features Include:
  • Latex Free
  • Elastic wrap with built in 'Control Strips' to prevent inadvertent unraveling
  • 3 meters of sterile 4 ply gauze
  • Plastic occlusive sheet included in dressing pocket
  • Transparent pressure cup that focuses pressure on the wound site and allows for visual inspection of uncontrolled hemorrhage

The Olaes® Modular Bandage is also available in a 6" bandage

Dimensions: 4" H x 7" W x 1" D (packaged)
Weight: 3.8 oz

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  • 5
    Olaes Bandage Flat 4 inch

    Posted by James O'Keeffe on 01 22 2019

    Okay, its flatter than the regular 4 inch OLaes, but not exactly flat in its packaging. That being said, I love the extra padding Olaes has over other brands in the marketplace. Reminds me of the old US military battlefield dressings in that regard.

  • 5
    Oleas bandage A+

    Posted by Ben on 01 23 2018

    This is a standard oleas bandage, but nicely folded flat for smaller storage profile. What more is there to say, it is much better than Isreali type bandages, the velcro strips keep it from unrolling away from you in situations, the plastic cup is great for a pressure device on a wound area as you wrap the bandage around, and I love that it comes with added padding you can use as wadding in a wound channel if needed. All around great product.

  • 4
    main stay of my IFAK kit

    Posted by wade a rutledge on 11 20 2017

    Learned to appreciate its versatility going through ALERRT1/2 Training. Now part of all my go bags.

  • 4
    All in one! Don't like this flat.

    Posted by Mike on 04 21 2017

    I love the fact that Olaes have everything I need in one package! I like the idea of flat, but execution on this one left mine irregular and not really flat like H&H products are flat. If I had a first aid box to stock, this might be fine, but I'm putting them in a bag and I can squeeze 3 regular 4" in the space it takes for 2 flats. Mine just isn't smoothly flat, so stacking them wastes a lot of space. These are awesome quality! They eliminate having to carry extra gauze or an occlusive dressing. Of all the bandages I have, I'm more likely to carry the Olaes. It just has more of what I might need in a compact package (bandage, gauze, occlusive, pressure device). If they added some flat tape to this thing it would make the occlusive even more useful. As always, Rescue Essentials stocks great stuff and has great service!

  • 4
    4" FLAT, How Bow Dah?

    Posted by Christopher on 03 16 2017

    Worried about the size? This is smaller and more compressed than the original Olaes. Compare to an Israeli 4" side by side and this STILL beats it because you have your ZPAK gauze and a 'make-shift' occlusive dressing inside. (I say this because it doesn't self adhere) The hemostatic 'cup' could also be used as an eye rinse. Every drop of blood is precious, the trauma pad doesn't sop up blood and won't stick to the wound. This one kit covers several bases. Buy at least two. One to practice and familiarize, the other to save lives. Would have given it 5 Stars if not for one exception...provide something to make the occlusive dressing stick, either self adhesive backing or separate strips of tape. Be advised, unlike the Israeli, there is no second layer of packaging.

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Eric Vitali on 03 07 2017

    This product is very well thought out. Contains everything in one simple robust package.

  • 5
    Do yourself a favor and buy this

    Posted by Unknown on 01 28 2016

    So many applications it is amazing. I do not see the need to buy other types of compression bandages as this thing does it all/

  • 5
    One of the best bandages on the market.

    Posted by Tim T. on 01 22 2016

    This bandage has so much capability packed in a compact package. Truly one of the best combat bandages on the market.

  • 5
    Best multipurpose bandage out there.

    Posted by EQP on 10 16 2015

    This bandage gives you so many options it's ridiculous. Great ability to 'steal' some extra wound packing material and the built in pressure cup and velcro every 6 inches makes it easier to keep your 'Medic Fingers' working at full tilt. Love these.