Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Emergency Bandage (aka The Israeli Bandage, aka Quick-Clot)
I'm putting together a compact First Aid Kit for my vehicle, BOB and day pack. It will be a typical simple one mostly to handle simple cuts, thorns/slivers stuck under the skin or finger nail, stings, eye wash, etc. I'm not finished with my kit yet but thought this Israeli Bandage information was worth getting out to you now, while I continue to put my kit together. (I'll post the complete kit later)
I think it's a good idea to include one or two Quick Clot type dressings in a first aid kit for serious injuries from a machete, axe, buck saw, chainsaw or when ever an unexpected serious wound occurs when miles from help.
The brand 'Quick Clot' hemorrhage stopping dressing is somewhat expensive so when searching the web for the best prices I came across the Israeli Bandage for just $8.25 and being used by the Israeli Military was my first choice to buy.
Also they have put together an excellent video demonstrating how to use it.
Video How To Use Link:
Where to buy Link:
The Emergency Bandage offers first responders, fire fighters, EMS, police, Military, and other field personnel the highest level of wound site compression with a multi-functional dressing for uncontrollable bleeding.
Vacuum-sealed, low-cube packaging; quick and easy self-application.
Israeli battle dressing (IBD) - size 6 inch wide and 70 inch long.
Hemorrhage control compression bandage.
Find this product and more:
Manufacturers Photo (apparently not vacuum sealed for label clarity)
My photo of the actual vacuum packed and sterilized bandage 1-2-2015:
Note sterilized date and expiration date: Sterilized 07-2014, Expiration 07-2022 (8 years).
Rear panel with instructions. However the video above is much more detailed. Good to watch.