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Posted: 5/4/2003 12:53:31 PM EDT
All, As I've mentioned I'm setting up a group buy of QuikClot from Z-Medica. I'm ready to get started and wanted to let you know. Prices for each will be as follows plus shipping: QuikClot 3.5oz: $16.50ea CinchTight or Israeli Bandage Field Dressings: $6.00ea PriMed High-Volume Gauze Rolls: $1.55ea QC BattlePack: $28.00ea Contains 3.5 Ounces of QuikClot, 2 PriMed, choice of 1 Field Dressing (specify Israeli or CinchTight) The Battle Pack is made of rugged waterproof material, and fits into standard BDU pocket, has Velcro belt attachment, and 2 attachment points for Alice Clips. I've set up a new email address at quikclotgroupbuy@hotmail.com and have set up paypal through that address as well (add 3%to the total for paypal please) Feel free to email me at the new address or my regular one murphquake@hotmail.com if you have any questions. Thanks and have a great day! -bill Bill Murphy NREMT-B 69-27 Olcott Street Forest Hills, NY 11375-6636 murphquake@hotmail.com quikclotgroupbuy@hotmail.com
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 2:56:19 PM EDT
The field dressings are great bandages. One of our guys brought some back from a Task Force assignment with the feds, and we were so impressed that we bought a couple of cases and issued at least one to the whole Department. The company was very quick on service, and shipped them within a few days. Even though all of our correspondence was with folks in Israel, their stateside CS reps and warehouse were in Houston.
Link Posted: 5/9/2003 8:22:52 PM EDT
Im not convinced its all its cracked up to be. Why woulnd't gelfoam do equally as well? If its an arterial bleeder or a big vein it needs to be ligated/clamped, quickclot aint gonna work. Its a lot o pesos my friend and Im afraid that good old pressure and time will produce equal results, with less complications. Ive used Syvek with mixed results. Lebrew
Link Posted: 5/16/2003 4:54:04 PM EDT
I just finished reading some threads in the GD of an evaluation of different items the Marines used in Iraq and Quikclot did not receive good marks...I have no experience with it but if Combat Marines and Navy Corpsmen don't rate it very well, then that's good enough for me...just my opinion.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 8:06:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2003 8:10:31 PM EDT by sherm8404]
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 6:37:46 PM EDT
Two things i've thought were interesting. The USMC report says the QuikClot didn't work very well. It says the blood would often wash the powder from the wound, and the medics had to resort to applying the QC and then immediately applying direct pressure. i don't know about you guys, but that's how i was taught to use the TraumaDex, the USMC report makes it sound like direct pressure was not supposed to be used/required. The QuikClot test results (on their own page of course) make it out to be a 100% saver and 0% mortality rate thing, whereas the TraumaDex is barely, if at all, better than direct pressure alone.
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