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The anticipated guidelines will call for HemCon to be used first

"…Bleeding to death from torso wounds where the source of bleeding is accessible by the first responder is another cause of preventable death. The MRMC has tested the HemCon dressing and found it to be effective in stopping this type of bleeding. We have been fielding this dressing for several years. The Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care has recently conducted a review of hemostatic agents and updated guidelines, to be published next year, to incorporate the use of QuikClot into the hemostasis algorithm as well. The anticipated guidelines will call for HemCon to be used first in situations where hemostatic agents are appropriate and QuikClot to be used as the second option if HemCon is not effective……"

Excerpt from interview with Captain Frank K. Butler, M.D. Special Operations Technology Online Magazine, December 2004

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