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Renowned Chairman of Cardiac Surgery for MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute Brings Extensive Cardiothoracic Expertise to Z-Medica’s Board of Directors
Attending Trauma Surgeon and Director of Trauma Research at Cooper University Health System joins Z-Medica in part-time advisory role
The appointment of the healthcare industry veteran is effective March 5, 2018.
Z-Medica, LLC announces today that QuikClot Control+® is now commercially available.
Z-Medica, LLC announces that QuikClot® Control+™ has been cleared for use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the de novo classification process and is designated as a Class II medical device.
Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that a portfolio of QuikClot® products has been approved by the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA), the Brazilian regulatory agency responsible for medical devices.
Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) will acquire QuikClot® Bleeding Control Kits® (BCK) to equip up to 1,000 schools in Central and Western Pennsylvania.
Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that they have signed a three-year agreement to equip the New York City Police Department with life-saving QuikClot® Belt Trauma Kits™ (BTK).
Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that they have teamed up with The American College of Surgeons (ACS) to provide basic bleeding control instructor training to surgeons.
Z-Medica®, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that they were chosen best product at the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery in Waikoloa, Hawaii.
Some Chicago Alderman are making a push to equip officers with QuikClot Combat Gauze®. The gauze helps stop bleeding until medical help can arrive. It's been credited with saving lives on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many believe it can be used domestically on the streets.
Wallingford, CT, February 17, 2016 -- Z-Medica®, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today they have received an expanded CE Mark for their QuikClot® products in the European Union (EU).
First Major City in Country to follow the Hartford Consensus Guidelines Shelby County Schools First in Tennessee to be Compliant.
…Ronald Atwater explained Cleveland police arrived just a few minutes later, carrying with them their new on-board medical kits, including a packet of QuikClot. Atwater said police were able to stop the profuse bleeding at the scene in less than a minute, making a big difference until EMS arrived minutes later. "It's a life saver, it's quicker and it helps them out more with the ambulance, because you never know when it's going to come,' said Atwater. "It stabilized the man a little better.”
..."Two young men from last night owe their lives to those police officers. That's what the ER docs told us," said Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association.
As of Friday, every officer in Cleveland has gone through a one-day course put together by Emergency Room trauma surgeons to learn how to use new first aid kits that include Tourniquets and a product called QuikClot.
….instead of guns, they (Tactical Response Paramedics) go in armed with medical supplies. “The leg bag consists of our tourniquets, combat gauze and some BLS type airways,” Chuck Long said. When there’s a hostile situation or a situation where somebody is critically injured and bleeding heavily one of the biggest things that we do is be able to stop that bleeding,” Lt. Kurt Dennison said. “We trust each other 100 percent.” Their heroic actions in the mass casualty situation no doubt saved lives.
…for the first time school nurses are learning battlefield techniques. Dr. David King of Massachusetts General Hospital led the first training in the state, teaching school nurses with the Boston Arch Dioceses how to control hemorrhaging.
The kits contain what's known as QuikClot, patches that can help control bleeding quickly. With Officer Heater following the instructions of an officer whose been recently trained in using the kits, he applied the QuikClot. Sgt. Stouges calls Officer Heater's actions "life-saving."
The actions of four officers may have saved the lives of three males who were shot in Petersburg Saturday night. The four responding officers administered QuikClot, which helped stop the bleeding. According to Petersburg Police spokesperson Esther Hyatt, QuikClot is believed to have possibly saved the lives of the three individuals
The difference between life and death often relies on split-second decisions… Officers C. Maddox and J. Tovar of the Dallas Police Department (DPD) know this all too well…. the ability to access their hemorrhage control kit within seconds helped prevent the child from bleeding to death before Dallas Fire-Rescue could arrive, which ultimately saved her life.
Governor Bobby Jindal praised Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft for ordering lifesaving equipment that you can find inside trauma kits. Police are saying these kits played a major role in the outcome of Thursday night’s shooting.
Officer Matthew Cammarn, a Metro Nashville police officer is being hailed a hero Tuesday after saving a teenager’s life. He said a bullet entered the young man’s upper thigh and went through the other side. “So I put the quick clot bandage around, trying to get both holes,” he explained. “Got the tourniquet out around his thigh and cranked it down.” In a letter of commendation, Captain John Narramore with the Nashville Fire Department said, “It was the opinion of all medical personnel involved that Officer Cammarn’s quick action and proper procedure was the only reason we had a patient rather a fatality.”
…For prehospital providers, it’s a leap forward in the treatment of junctional wounds and other injuries not suited to tourniquets and pressure. Mark Escott, MD, FACEP, medical director for the local Montgomery County Hospital District EMS became a fan as a tactical physician. “It became apparent to me,” he says, “that this was a product that was effective, and for which we had no real alternative currently on our ambulances. We thought it was time to roll it out to mainstream EMS.”
Shreveport Police show gratitude to a young lady, Kellie Abbott of Blue Forever Inc, whose continuing efforts to supply patrol officers with lifesaving tools, by way of QuikClot Belt Trauma Kits, played a major role in saving the life of a teenage shooting victim last week.
Thanks to the actions of Turner Lagpacan, a trained EMT, a man's life was saved last Friday. “I was able to pack that wound with full combat gauze, and in the words of his vascular surgeon, that’s probably what saved his leg and his life.”
Wallingford, CT, February 4, 2015 – Z-Medica®, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that the sterility expiration date on its QuikClot Combat Gauze® products including QuikClot Combat Gauze, QuikClot Combat Gauze XL and QuikClot Combat Gauze LE is now five years.
Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today receipt of an Innovative Technology Contract for the company’s QuikClot® products from Novation, a leading health care services company.
After a near fatal stabbing, a Lorain man may owe his life to an extra-prepared Lorain Police Department officer. According to police, officers carry standard first-aid kits in their cruisers that contain field dressings and basic medical equipment. In addition to those supplies, Haring said, he kept a onetime use QuikClot Combat Gauze packet in his squad car in case of emergencies. After talking to paramedics, they told him that having the kit likely saved the man's life, Watkins said.
After a tree trimming accident took a man’s leg, paramedics in the Montgomery County Hospital District (MCHD) used QuikClot® to stop the bleeding. "We feel confident—at least in several patients—that they would have died if we didn't have this technology," said Dr. Mark Escott, Medical Director, MCHD.
In 2014, CoTCCC reviewed the latest hemostatic data and reaffirmed QuikClot Combat Gauze® as the hemostatic dressing of choice for the U.S. Military. QuikClot Combat Gauze® continues to be the U.S. Military’s gold standard hemostatic dressing of choice with the addition of other hemostatic dressings as alternatives if QuikClot Combat Gauze® is not available.
We're excited to announce that our QuikClot® Belt Trauma Kit™ (BTK), which includes QuikClot Combat Gauze® , will be standard issue to every law enforcement officer in the state of New York. Distributed by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, this initiative represents the largest standardization of advanced first aid kits ever deployed by a state.
Patrol cars equipped with trauma kits that include gloves, CPR shields, QuikClot Combat Gauze®, and swat tourniquets have helped officers in the Blacksburg Police Department make a difference before EMTs arrive. The kits were used during an emergency situation and helped to save a person’s life.
On race day, police officers will carry life-saving devices on their duty belt. A QuikClot® Belt Trauma Kit™ that includes tourniquets, pressure dressing, special gauze, and a set of gloves will be distributed to key personnel positioned along the race route.
The QuikClot® Bleeding Control Bag™ is now being used at Hartford Hospital to stop bleeding in case of a mass casualty event or active shooter situation.
During a tactical medic course in February 2014, the Columbia River Sector of the US Coast Guard provided QuikClot Combat Gauze® training for members using the Skedco HydraSim Bleeding Simulator and the Z-Medica HCT.
Police say without the quick-thinking of Trooper Ryan Kauffman and Turnpike veteran Austin McCave the driver of a tractor-trailer involved in a horrible accident in Carney’s Point may not be alive today. They used QuikClot® gauze to save the man from death by stopping traumatic blood loss.
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