XSTAT First Aid Item Instantly Seals Gunshot Wounds
This is the XSTAT and it’s a really great new device from a company called RevMedX. It was specifically designed to stop severe wounds either from gunshots, or shrapnel in less than 20 seconds. This devise will save countless lives on the battlefield and also in any urban setting when a police officer, or a civilian happens to get severely wounded. It is not recommended for use in the chest, or abdomen however. This is something that military medical personnel can use to great effectiveness. It immediately places pressure on a severe wound and will doubtless save many lives. Hopefully, RevMedX will soon develop a system that can be used in wounds in the abdomen and chest.
Beneath the video, I will place information about this device from the website of the company it comes from.
According to revmedx.com:
RevMedx is dedicated to saving lives by creating groundbreaking medical products. We are developing a portfolio of devices designed specifically for combat medics and civilian first responders that we believe will revolutionize the treatment of traumatic bleeding.
XStat® is a first-in-kind hemostatic device for the treatment of gunshot and shrapnel wounds. XStat works by injecting a group of small, rapidly-expanding sponges into a wound cavity using a syringe-like applicator. Each sponge contains an x-ray detectable marker. In the wound, the XSTAT sponges expand and swell to fill the wound cavity within 20 seconds of contact with blood. This creates a temporary barrier to blood flow and provides hemostatic pressure.
“When a product is developed for use in the battlefield, it is generally intended to work in a worstcase scenario where advanced care might not be immediately available,” said William Maisel, M.D., M.P.H., acting director of the Office of Device Evaluation in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “It is exciting to see this technology transition to help civilian first responders control some severe, threatening bleeding while on the trauma scene.”
H/T – RevMedX