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This blog focuses on the latest products, devices, and ideas to improve emergency medicine practice. Brief news releases and photographs are welcome, and must be submitted electronically. Images must be 300 dpi, in tiff, jpeg, or eps format, and at least 4“x4” in size. Please send information to

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

QuickClot Saves Lives
There is no scarier emergency than watching blood flow from a wound uncontrollably. Direct pressure and elevation of the wound can't be replaced, but you can now help stop the bleeding three times as fast by using QuickClot by Adventure Medical Kits.
The active ingredient in QuickClot is a mineral called zeolite, a substance with an extremely high surface area that promotes coagulation through an exothermic reaction. The process draws out the liquid parts of the blood leaving behind a higher concentration of platelets, hence clotting occurs and bleeding stops.
Updated from a formula previously used by the U.S. military, QuickClot Sport does not cause any harmful side effects or burns. For more information, visit