Skip to main content

View Diary: Are YOU ready for disaster? Part 5 of 5 - Conclusion (223 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  On the subject of medical stuff... (none)

    I heard, last year or early this year, about a new product that was being marketed to the military. Supposedly an extremely active hydrophilic material, or possibly a desiccant. You touch it to a cut, in a very broad range of severities (though not, you know, inches deep) and it is so effective at sucking the water out of the blood on the cut that the blood coagulates instantly, and the cut stops bleeding. Supposedly enormously more effective than the medical glues.

    Anyone know anything about this stuff?

    -fred

    •  do you mean (none)
      QuikClot?

      Not sure whether it's available to the general public.

    •  Yep (none)
      Perhaps not the exact stuff you mention, but in the US there's a relatively new product line called SEAL-ON, also known as m*doc.  Expensive stuff.  I keep one of the nasal sponges in my bag for nosebleeds.  I have a few SEAL-ON items in my personal medkit, but none in my disaster-response kit.

      Works great, but did I mention that it's bloody expensive?  For minor trauma the Nexcare product mentioned in the Diary is much more cost-effective.

      -AG

      You are so evolved it boggles my fragile little mind. Now give me a 4, fucker. (Bill In Portland Maine, to Meteor Blades)

      by AlphaGeek on Tue Sep 20, 2005 at 01:39:26 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site