QuikClot® products all started with the U.S. military and are now part of worldwide emergency medical standards. The Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) recommends QuikClot® as the first choice for compressible, external hemorrhage that is not amenable to tourniquet use and for use upon tourniquet removal. The QuikClot® Z-Folded Gauze™ uses the same kaolin as all other QuikClot® products. The intrinsic blood coagulation is activated by factor XII and accelerates blood clotting. Venous and arterial bleeding can be controlled easily and quickly.
Both QuikClot® Z-Folded Gauze™ products have X-Ray detectable strips to provide for easy identification under X-Ray, making them safe for wound packing. The “military version” (green packaging) is a tear-open package allowing for the fastest access to the product, which is especially important if the user is wearing thick gloves.