Cool Formulation - New for First Responders, Environmental Health & Safety Teams, and Industrial Nurses.
QuikClot 1st Response™ is the latest Z-Medica product for first responders, environmental health & safety teams, and industrial nurses. It is the same proven technology developed for convenient use by first responders, to help save lives right at the scene of accidents, crimes, fires, and other emergencies. As in the latest product for the military, QuikClot 1st Response™ has been re-engineered to remain cooler on contact. It has greatly reduced exothermic reaction, with maximum temperatures in vivo typically at 105 degrees F.
QuikClot 1st Response™ is easy to use. Just rip open a packet, pack the self contained sponge into the wound, and the bleeding stops rapidly. For larger wounds, use more than one sponge. The sponges will conform to the shape of the wound. QuikClot 1st Response™ is easily removed in the hospital setting.
QuikClot 1st Response™ comes in a box that contains (5) five individually packaged .875-ounce (25g) hemostatic sponges - quantities sufficient to address most situations encountered by first responders.
How does it work?
QuikClot™ hemostatic agent is a molecular selve, sifting molecules by size. When QuikClot™ comes into contact with blood in and around a wound; it rapidly takes in the smaller water molecules from the blood. The larger platelet and clotting factor molecules remain in the wound in a highly concentrated form. This promotes extremely rapid natural clotting and prevents severe blood loss. Additionally, the nano-engineered particles provide key surface chemistry, rapidly enhancing the body’s natural coagulation process. The process represents a new approach to hemostasis, which typically involves adding clotting factors rather than extracting elements to halt bleeding.