A New FDA-approved Invention Could Seal A Gunshot Wound In 20 Seconds
If you watch an action film, you see people get shot all the time. Sometimes it’s stupid, most times it’s stupid, but in war movies, it’s pretty tragic. If you’ve ever seen someone shot in real-life, it’s even worse. There is no classic lines, there’s shock, fear, panic, crying, and the horrible unknowing of what happens next. One of the biggest things about a gun shot is that it’s hard to seal. Most just know to put pressure on the wound and to get that person to the hospital as quickly as possible. But what if you could seal the wound in 20 seconds to give the victim a better chance at surviving the wound? Good news!
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a, invention that seals gunshot wounds that has been used in war for nearly 2 years. Soon, you may be able to have this lifesaving invention in your home first-aid kit. The invention is something called XStat, and it looks like a syringe that you inject directly into the gunshot or even a stab wound. It’s basically injecting life-saving mini-sponges that act as a tourniquet within the wound. The sponges create the pressure needed to subdue the bleeding of the would and it all happens in 20 seconds or less.
“By the time you even put a bandage over the wound, the bleeding has already stopped,” former US Army Special Operations medic John Steinbaugh explained to Popular Science.
This life-saving invention could be something that not only could help soldiers in war, but also help first responders to a scene of an act of violence. Imagine an ambulance responding and stopping the bleeding of a gunshot would like you’re in a sci-fi film? I’m sure they are all watching this story very closely.
(Source: Tech Insider)
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