The revolutionary new XStat Rapid Hemostasis System, commonly referred to as a bullet wound tampon, could save the lives of countless gunshot wound victims.
When treating a gunshot wound victim, it is imperative to stop the bleeding as soon as possible. Well, the new XStat Rapid Hemostasis System, better known as the bullet wound tampon, is designed to make this a much easier task for first responders to accomplish.
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The XStatRapid Hemostasis System was developed by RevMedX and works by injecting a number of small, expanding sponges into a wound with a syringe. Within a matter of seconds, the sponges expand to fill the wound cavity and stop the bleeding. Each sponge contains an x-ray detectable marker to allow medical personnel to find and remove them later.
While the bullet wound tampon was originally developed for use by the military under battlefield conditions, first responders in the United States will soon be able to use it.
According to Dr. William Maisel, the acting director of the Office of Device Evaluation in the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health:
When a product is developed for use in the battlefield, it is generally intended to work in a worst case scenario where advanced care might not be immediately available. It is exciting to see this technology transition to help civilian first responders control some severe, life threatening bleeding while on the trauma scene.