(Health-NewsWire.Net, November 05, 2015 ) Clearwater, Florida -- Today Anna Loehwing, COO of First Aid Shoppe, providers of professional grade survival and first aid gear, announced that the items in their ResQue 1st Trauma Kit With SWAT-T Tourniquet are used by members of law enforcement and the military, as well as emergency responders. The key items in the trauma kit are the QuikClot Advanced Clotting Sponge, and the SWAT-T Tourniquet, both designed to control or stop severe hemorrhaging in a battlefield environment. The purpose of the kit is to provide a means to stabilize a victim until professional help can be sought.
"After breathing, bleeding becomes your number one concern," says Ms. Loehwing. "And the items in this kit are designed for just that. This isn't your general purpose first aid kit. Our trauma kit is compact, easy to keep on hand, and meant for one thing only: Stopping serious bleeding."
The ResQue 1st Trauma Kit With SWAT-T Tourniquet has the two mentioned items, plus antiseptic wipes, gloves, medical tape, bandages and gauze. The QuikClot is an advanced hemostatic (clotting) sponge, that employs a clotting agent approved for use by the US Department of Defense. It is meant to be applied directly to the site of a wound to accelerate natural clotting. The SWAT-T (Stretch Wrap And Tuck - Tactical) tourniquet is designed to be placed high in the groin or armpit area to clamp down and control arterial bleeding. It can also be used as a compression bandage.
"The pros are using these things in the field," says Ms. Loehwing. "Now you can get a focused kit with these key items. The ResQue 1st Trauma Kit With SWAT-T Tourniquet is something you hope you never need, but if you do ... it just might save a life."
The ResQue 1st Trauma Kit With SWAT-T Tourniquet by First Aid Shoppe is available on Amazon.
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