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Zeolite Mineral Dressing

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Zeolite Mineral Dressing, Zeolite

  • Mechanism
  1. Topical Hemostatic Agent
  2. Increases Clotting Factor and platelet concentration at wound sites via water absorption
  • Efficacy
  1. Stops bleeding in 92% of wounds not stopped with direct pressure
  • Adverse effects
  1. Prior formulation caused severe local burns (no longer an issue with newer bead formulations)
  • 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