Quik-Clot Hemostasis Dressing
Quik-Clot is manufactured by Z-Medica and is used widely in its various forms by the US military to control bleeding. QuikClot consists of a Kaolin activator which interacts with Factor XII. this process drives the clotting cascade toward clot formation. Kaolin has also been known to directly interact with platelet-derived Factor XI.
Available in 5x5cm, 10x10cm, and 30x30cm sizes it is an extremely useful tool for controlling hemorrhaging from puncture wounds subsequent to Angiography Procedures. It has no known contraindications, no exothermic reaction, and no vascular complications. the dressing has no human or animal derived proteins and comtains no thrombin, fibrinogen, or shellfish by-products. Kaolin, the active clotting agent, has been used in cosmetic products for many years.