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I was talking to a military medic today - he has 4 tours in war zones under his belt and has instructor qualifications. He told me that the British Army does not use Quikclot granules any more. Basically, if it blows about and gets in your eyes it can cause corneal damage due it being a very powerful dehydrating agent. This has happened a number of times in the field. The Quikclot sponge dressings were developed to address this problem and should be safe in this regard.

However, British Army medics now use Celox products. This is a higher tech system which combines specifically with blood, rather than water - to gel and provide topical clotting.

What's every ones thoughts on this?
 

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I have been trained to use Quick-Clot and during training we were showed a film that used a pig as the victim. One of the pigs major arteries was cut and Quick-Clot was applied with amazing success. If it is misused or applied incorrectly, it will cause severe burns, this includes the topical dressing. Like anything, it must be used properly and by direction.
 
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