OLAES® 4" Modular Bandage, Flat Fold
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.
A TRUE PRESSURE CUP
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.
- 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
Dimensions: 4" H x 7" W x 1" D (packaged)
Weight: 3.8 oz
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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.
Posted by Eric Vitali on 03 07 2017
This product is very well thought out. Contains everything in one simple robust package.
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/
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.
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.
GREAT FOR MED BAGS
Posted by Al on 03 30 2015
I got the lite rip-away IFAK(FILLED), from R.E., and it came with a smaller one of these. So, I got a bigger one to fill out my Combat Lifesaver MES bag. Both items are top of the line! (I wish OLAES would make an OD tactical shoulder Patch, I like the logo a lot) And, saving lives!
Does it all!
Posted by Listeman on 03 03 2014
Great price. Packs easily since it is vacuumed. Fulfills many rolls so you don't need a ton of different dressings in your bag. Works like an Israeli, a Z-pack gauze, a compression dressing. It also opens easily. I am not sure the plastic cup makes a huge difference but it likely does focus pressure to some degree.
I have these in a bag carried all the time for SWAT. They keep the bag light but fulfill any job I would need them to do.
Posted by Unknown on 02 10 2014
We purchased these for our Tac Vest IFAK it is a great fit with the fold flat design
Great versitile bandage
Posted by na on 02 10 2014
This is great for trauma kits that need to be compact. A pressure dressing, occlusive sheet, and gauze all in a very thin package. This along with 2 Tk-4s, and hemostatic gauze takes up a small space and could treat many different injuries.
If I could only have one item, this would be it
Posted by Jerry Whaley, LSW, NR-EMT/W-EMT, NASAR SARTECH I, Instructor on 02 03 2014
Buckeye Emergency Response Training School staff wear a lot of hats. From being EMS (EMT & Paramedic levels), Firefighters, Backpackers, Expidition Leaders, Wilderness Search and Rescue Advanced level Technicians, Water rescue, Hunters, and the list goes on.
In our medical courses we teach, tell our students if we could only cary one item for first aid, it would be the 4" OLEAS. All our instructors agree. It is hands down the best single triage system all-in-one we have tested. We include one in all the kits we give our advanced level medical courses students because we teach, we think it is that valuable. When weight and space are critical to packing, the OLEAS meets the need. When we carry a full EMS jump kit into a Search and Rescue mission and have all the bells and whistles available, we still have no less than one OLEAS per team member too. They work.