BleedSolv™ haemostatic gauze is a collagen-like natural substance created from chemically treated cellulose. The material contains no chemicals, no additives, no foreign bodies, no thrombin or collagen and is hypoallergenic. When it comes in contact with blood, it expands to 3-4 times its size and converts to a gel that works to control bleeding with physical, biochemical and chemical properties. The gauze gradually breaks-down into glucose and water end-products. Because of BleedSolv(tm) purity and the fact it simply degrades to these end-products, there is no need to disturb the clot and no need for debridement at a hospital (unlike other haemostatic materials that may have a similar appearance).
Haemorrhage is a major cause of fatality. Globally, one in seven deaths is attributed to traumatic injury. It can take less than 4 minutes for someone who is haemorrhaging to die from blood-loss. Most people do not realise that the control of bleeding is one of the most important things you can do at the scene.
Forty percent (40%) of trauma fatalities are due to haemorrhage and haemorrhagic shock. Most people who reach hospital alive following serious trauma are suffering a bleeding disorder (coagulopathy), impairing the blood’s ability to clot when they die. Along with management of resuscitation and hypothermia, bleeding needs to be controlled quickly to improve outcomes and to reduce morbidity and mortality due to haemorrhage and haemorrhagic shock.