A PILOT RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL OF THE XSTAT® HEMOSTATIC DEVICE IN THE PREHOSPITAL SETTING

Uncontrolled bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death following injury. Of those deaths, almost half occur before the patient reaches an emergency care facility. While tourniquets can be applied to wounds on certain parts of the body like arms and legs, some areas of the body, like the shoulders, armpits, hips, and pelvis, are difficult to apply direct or indirect pressure to. For these type of wounds, emergency medical personnel have very few options to controlling bleeding. More research must be done to guide treatment for this common, disabling and potentially lethal health problem.

This study uses a novel product called XSTAT. It has been used in the military setting to control bleeding in wounds on the battlefield. The purpose of this study is to see whether XSTAT can be formally studied in a civilian EMS system. If this small study shows that XSTAT might be helpful in this setting, we will conduct a larger study to evaluate whether XSTAT makes a difference to patients’ outcomes


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