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Modern Wound Dressings

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by bmstrong, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. bmstrong

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    Starting to rethink/research the traditional gauze/dressings in my IFAK at the cusp of a possible post antibiotic era. I'd like to get smarter about what I carry and maximize the efficacy of each item I choose to carry. What other cutting edge dressings are out there?
     
  2. EMT_Carry

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    For compact bags the Olaes is great, you get a nice roll of gauze attached to it to pack into a wound before putting the dressing over it. Even in my larger bag that stays in my car there's a couple of Olaes/Blast bandages. But I have all 3 of the above as my main stay dressings, between the 3 of them you don't really need any other type of bandage in a trauma bag (I don't include haemostatic gauze in that statement btw, if you carry a CAT you should always have some haemostatic gauze too).

    Obviously the 3 above don't really fit into a minor injury bag/boxes world, they're abit too large!
     
  3. Timlugia

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    For EDC pocket kit, I think H&H mini dressing is great, it's significantly smaller packed than other dressings.
     
  4. Blackheart

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    A link? Sure, you're welcome.
     
  5. astrocreep96
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    Gauze is fine in an acute setting, you're not influencing the future development of an infection one way or the other by using a silver impregnated dressing or any other antibiotic dressing.

    Aquacell Ag in particular is a terrible dressing for an acute wound to prevent hemmhorage. Stick with 4x4, kerlix, or one of the newer hemostatic impregnated dressings (or some variant thereof).
     
  6. maillet282

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    I am very fond of the Oales dressing. Have been stocking in my Med bag/using it since 2010. I've used it in combat, car crashes and also a plane crash absolutely love them compared to what I've used in the past
     
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    Been away from this forum for a while, but this was a topic on another forum. Anyway, here is one I made comparing a view different types of combat dressings.

     
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