QuikClot Combat Gauze® is the hemostatic dressing of choice stated in the 2014 CoTCCC Guidelines6

After extensive testing by the United States Army Institute for Surgical Research (USAISR) and the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) chose QuikClot Combat Gauze® as the hemostatic dressing of choice on the battlefield for compressible hemorrhage not amenable to tourniquet use or as an adjunct to tourniquet removal if evacuation time is anticipated to be longer than 2 hours6 (http://usaisr.amedd.army.mil/pdfs/TCCC_Guidelines_140602.pdf). Since its adoption by the US military, more than 6 million units of QuikClot Combat Gauze® have been shipped, and no product-related adverse reactions have been reported.

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QuikClot Combat Gauze® is easy to use, even in the toughest conditions

Proven on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, QuikClot® products put life-saving technology into the hands of US soldiers to treat hemorrhaging wounds. Originally engineered for military use, QuikClot® devices are impregnated with kaolin, an ingredient that stops bleeding fast when applied with pressure.1-5

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QuikClot Combat Gauze® has been continuously recommended by the CoTCCC to help save soldiers’ lives6

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