At Globes [online] we read about an Israeli company First Care Products, the manufacturer of the Emergency Bandage, a personal field dressing.
Company’s description of the product:
The Emergency Bandage is for the untrained lay person as well as the paramedical professional. The bandage combines design and quick and easy application to free the caregiver from searching for additional equipment. Focus and control in treatment are enhanced.
The Emergency Bandage saves time in an emergency situation where every second is crucial. The sooner the treatment begins the better the victim’s chances of survival, particularly in cases of hemorrhaging. As one unit the bandage performs multiple functions, and therefore enhances the treatment provided.
The Emergency Bandage provides injury victims acting alone the ability to accomplish the entire bandaging operation independently, including tourniquet application, even if using only one hand.
The Emergency Bandage consolidates the functions of numerous (currently separate) pieces of equipment into one easy-to-use unit. Application is simple and quick. Consolidation of functions makes treatment more efficient, both medically and economically.
Compared to current treatments the Emergency Bandage proves to be an improved life-sustaining device at a competitive price.
Immediate and effective direct pressure to the wound may reduce the need for a tourniquet application.
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