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Thread: Hemorrhage Control - The Tampon Myth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aniest View Post
    You will have to explain the bamboo t-shirt for a curious lay-person.
    Bamboo shirts will absorb more volume than cotton and will shed fewer particles.

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    Thanks for this post, I definitely learned something.
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    I thought anyone that believed that was an idiot, but I guess a lot goes around the net. Thanks for posting this for those that may have thought it was a good idea.
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    It takes 3-5 days for the bleeding to stop under normal usage conditions. Why anyone would think it would work any faster in a trauma situation....^sarcasm off^

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    The plastic wrapper of the tampon could have some uses, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hhutch View Post
    It takes 3-5 days for the bleeding to stop under normal usage conditions. Why anyone would think it would work any faster in a trauma situation....^sarcasm off^
    The classic physiology joke is "What's the bleeding time?" "Ten past ten, sir."
    The correct answer being 3-5 minutes. This is from a small nick, not a severed artery, of course, platelet plug.
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    I'll just add that "pressure" is the key word.

    As you all know pressure is a function of force and surface area, right?? Lotsa force on a small area = lotsa pressure.

    If there is a focal bleeder, put your damn finger on it!!!

    It's best to not clamp vessels cause the vascular surgeons will curse your name, but if tourniquet control ain't doing it and you need your hands free to get someone out of the bush, or the line of fire, then damn the vascular guys - they can do a graft.

    There is one old "myth" that is worthwhile. A foley catheter inflated in the wound will indeed provide some haemostasis.

    I'd suggest the combat tourniquets for everyone's backpack. Inexpensive, and if you do something stupid you can help yourself.

    You have about 6 hours of "warm ischemic time" before you start risking your limb, but remember - LIFE BEFORE LIMB....

    Also, remember - SETTLE DOWN!!! The sight of blood need not cause you to poop in your pants. Pouring blood is not "a hit artery". Outside of warzones, arterial injuries are exceedingly rare. Veinous can be pretty common, and are easily controlled.

    Very good thread and interesting topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunneegoogoo View Post
    I'll just add that "pressure" is the key word.

    As you all know pressure is a function of force and surface area, right?? Lotsa force on a small area = lotsa pressure.

    If there is a focal bleeder, put your damn finger on it!!!

    It's best to not clamp vessels cause the vascular surgeons will curse your name, but if tourniquet control ain't doing it and you need your hands free to get someone out of the bush, or the line of fire, then damn the vascular guys - they can do a graft.

    There is one old "myth" that is worthwhile. A foley catheter inflated in the wound will indeed provide some haemostasis.

    I'd suggest the combat tourniquets for everyone's backpack. Inexpensive, and if you do something stupid you can help yourself.

    You have about 6 hours of "warm ischemic time" before you start risking your limb, but remember - LIFE BEFORE LIMB....

    Also, remember - SETTLE DOWN!!! The sight of blood need not cause you to poop in your pants. Pouring blood is not "a hit artery". Outside of warzones, arterial injuries are exceedingly rare. Veinous can be pretty common, and are easily controlled.

    Very good thread and interesting topic.

    GGG
    I concur Dr.


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    Dr???

    I just read a lot, and spent last night at a Holiday Inn Express.....

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