BANDAGE – BLAST
Its an unpleasant thought. You arrive at a car crash, building collapse, or explosion. As with all south africans you are desperate to help someone because face it, South Africans are awesome and we help people. You arrive with your retail outlet “first aid kit”. Lets be fair. First aid kits are for your daughter falls off her bike and grazes her elbow. A first aid kit is generally for Boo Boos. Not life threatening wounds. No a blister from last nights stiletto heels is not a life threatening emergency. The blast bandage along with the SAM XT and the Combat gauze take care of that.
Ease of use.
The Blast® Bandage was designed to provide the ability to quickly package hideous wounds. Be they traumatic amputations, burns, and large pattern wounds. The idea is to do this with minimal use of supplies and minimal effort. The Blast® Bandage provides a 20” X 20” treatment area, but packs to about the size of a 4” combat bandage.
Large wound pad
Our large non-adherent wound pad can be easily wrapped around limbs and secured with the attached elastic wrap. It provides a large sterile protective covering for shrapnel wounds or burns. With such a large coverage area, the Blast® Bandage is large enough to cover the entire back or chest of most casualties.
The Blast® Bandage also offers a removable occlusive layer that will cover a 19″x 19” area or can be used to cover abdominal contents minimizing the loss of heat and moisture.
As with our other bandages, the “brakes” on the bandage help prevent accidental unrolling of the elastic wrap during high stress application. These brakes are especially helpful during the dressing of amputations. By providing multiple points of adhesion, the brakes prevent slippage of the elastic during the wrapping process. This creates a more secure, effective bandage and decreases the chance of the wound being exposed during movement.