Evidence from recent combat experience has demonstrated that almost 50% of combat fatalities, and up to 80% of civilian trauma fatalities within the US, are attributed to uncontrolled hemorrhage at the point of injury. Some of these fatalities are now being prevented by the prompt application of a tourniquet. However, there are many areas where tourniquets cannot be applied or may be ineffective to control bleeding. One of the most difficult wounds to treat on the battlefield is an uncontrolled hemorrhage from an inguinal injury.
As the latest addition to the Strategic Operations line of Hyper-RealisticTM medical simulation products, we have developed the “Inguinal Bleed Trousers” (aka “Blast Pants”) to replicate a life threatening bleed to the inguinal region. This is the only simulation system to train Medics, Corpsmen, and other first responders to treat this wound.
The Blast Pants are used in conjunction with the Strategic Operations Blood Pumping System (BPS) in hyper-realistic scenarios. The Blast Pants simulate blast injuries starting above the knees that are circumferential and continue to just below the naval. The wound is above any effective tourniquet placement and must be treated by clamping the vessel or packing the wound (which holds up to two rolls of gauze) and applying direct pressure. (Image below) The Blast Pants not only have a life-like appearance and feel, but can have additional life threatening or distracter wounds built in for additional training opportunities. Utilizing the BPS, these trousers are capable of bleeding out three liters of blood in just over two minutes.
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