In light of recent events, the gun control issue was tackled once more. According to statistics, about 30 to 40 percent of patients who received bullet injuries are likely to die due to massive blood loss. Hemostasis device was approved by FDA for civilian use, in order to boost the chances of those who receive such injuries.
According to a survey, performed nation-wide, it would seem that the number of mass shooting events has spiked in the last couple of years. Subsequently, the gun business has begun to flourish, due to the fact that people consider that they will be much safer if a gun is present in their possession. While unable to verify or emit any judgment for such statements, it is perfectly natural that medical therapies should keep up the pace.
Ab initio, the hemostasis device (a device capable of stopping hemorrhage before the patient enters into hypovolemic shock) was designed to aid soldiers who served in various theaters of operations. The medical device, codenamed XSTAT 30, is capable of stopping heavy bleeding and stabilize a patient before he is taken back to a hospital in order to receive further treatment.
XSTAT 30 comes in the shape of a syringe capable of delivering approximately 92 cellulose sponges. The tiny sponges that fill the inside of the syringe are coated with an absorbent, capable of sucking up to a pint of blood. Basically, once the content of the syringe is sprayed onto the wound, the sponges suck up the blood and creates a protective barrier. This barrier is capable of establishing normal blood flow and makes sure that no bacteria enters the bloodstream.
While the FDA had it doubts concerning the efficiency of such a medical device, learning of its battlefield benefits it went ahead and gave the product its seal of approval. The medical device was designed and manufactured by RevMedX company, which specializes in combat-related injury treatment.
XSTAT 30 was originally designed to replace the traditional tourniquet. As explained, there are certain situations on the battlefield, where a tourniquet cannot be used in order to stabilize the patient. Such situations arise when a soldier receives wounds in the armpit or in the groin area. The device would be used to stop the bleeding in the first place. After the soldiers are rushed to the hospital, the doctors are able to pluck out the sponges. Moreover, in order to help the doctors remove all of the sponges, the producers have imbued each piece of sponge with a substance that shows up on any X-Ray machine