Carlos put the tourniquet around my right leg, and someone tied a shoelace around my left really, really tight. And doing that right there bought me 10 minutes of my life. Tourniquets saved my life.
Jeff Bauman Boston Marathon bombings survivor, Chelmsford, MA
As a tactical physician for a municipal police department, I carry combat gauze and emergency dressing gauze sponges on my vest for rapid deployment. I feel confident that I can provide immediate hemorrhage control with these products. In addition, I ensure that each entry team member is similarly equipped and trained with these products as well. This ensures a “force multiplier” approach to our tactical medical readiness.
Allan Kuong, DO, FACEP, EMT-P Brunswick, Maine
I have found combat gauze to work rapidly at controlling heavy bleeding in the injured patient. The product is easy to use. I have not witnessed a product failure.
Scott G. Sagraves, MD, FACS ECU Department of Surgery
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Greenville, North Carolina