II. Mechanism

  1. Topical Hemostatic Agent
  2. Increases Clotting Factor and Platelet concentration at wound sites via water absorption

III. Efficacy

  1. Stops bleeding in 92% of wounds not stopped with direct pressure

IV. Adverse effects

  1. Prior formulation caused severe local burns (no longer an issue with newer bead formulations)

V. References

  1. Kheirabadi (2011) US Army Med Dep J p. 25-37
  2. Swaminathan and van de Leuv (2013) Crit Dec in Emerg Med 27(8): 11-17

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