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These items are well known and sometimes dubbed 'Israeli bandages'. They were apparently developed for the Israeli military and are ideal for stopping significant external hemorrhage.

So, what do you get in this package?

The bandage is well sealed in an outer pack, I have this in a pocket of my body armour and it has been scuffed and bashed without the packaging splitting or being compromised. There are easy rip notches around the corners, tear this open and there is an inner, sterile, wrapping that keeps the dressing clean and contaminant free. As a bonus, the inner packaging is sterile and could be used as an emergency chest seal if a pneumothorax type injury is encountered.

Anyway, bust open the inner wrapper and you have a nice, six inch (or four, depending on the size bought) dressing. The attached bandage is highly elasticated and very strong.

The magic part of this package is the plastic bar attached to the rear of the dressing pad. As with a standard dressing you press the sterile side of the pad against the wound, wrap the leader end of the bandage round the limb or affected area once. This is where things differ, rather than continuing with a mummy style wrap you insert the leader into the plastic bar then turn it back the way it came. This cranks the bar down hard on the dressing pad and exponentially increases the pressure applied to the wound and, as we all know, more pressure equals less bleeding. The leader is then wrapped round and round in a conventional manner, covering all sides of the pad. A plastic clip at the end of the leader then clips into the wrapped bandage. For extra torque the clip can be inserted, 'Spanish windlass' style, and given a couple of turns to crank up the pressure.

These dressings work amazingly well at stopped hemorrhage and should be seen as dressings v2.0.

Recommended for all situations and an essential addition to any serious first aid kit.
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on 9 September 2013
As yet I have not come across anyone who has been injured so I have not been able to use the dressing. The packaging is heavy duty and waterproof, great for stuffing in your rucksack. On the down side the instructions printed on the packaging are microscopic and need a magnifying glass to read them and that is in good light. I would not want to be faced with a casualty in need of assistance and have to start looking at the instructions. If you do not know how to use one of these dressings check out YouTube.
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on 8 December 2013
Hard to give it five stars, as I've not actually used it. And considering it's part of a chainsaw 1st Aid Kit, I hope it's never needed. But having looked at various vids and media, it does look like the bandage of choice for major trauma wounds. This particular bandage comes vacuum packed, measuring 155 x 80 x 35mm. And arrived in a few days from ordering.
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These are trauma bandages for deep bleeding wounds like slash, puncture, stab or gunshot wounds, or if a limb or digit has been amputated. They are vacuum sealed and are sterile. They soak up a lot of blood and are designed to use pressure to stop the bleeding long enough for an ambulance to arrive and get the injured person to hospital. If the wound is bleeding heavily the bandage can be used as a tourniquet. They come in different sizes, so make sure you get the size you require. Most larger med-kits should have two of each size.
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on 29 March 2015
I have used these in training and they are very well designed. The only thing is we where warned not to use unless it is a big bleed as A&E will take them seriously.
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on 25 February 2016
These pressure bandages have been used by the military for years to treat trauma wounds, they automatically keep pressure on to help stop bleeding. Often referred to as Israeli bandages, they are a tried and tested wound dressing for larger, deeper gashes. Price is good, double sealed, should be in any good 1st aid kit
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on 25 May 2013
Now this is a very special brand of dressing its an Emergency Trauma Dressing (ETD) nicknamed the (Israeli bandage) its a specially designed, first-aid device that is used to stop bleeding from hemorrhagic wounds caused by traumatic injuries in pre-hospital emergency situations, First used for saving lives during a NATO peacekeeping operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the bandages were successfully used during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom The emergency bandages were nicknamed "Israeli bandage" by American soldiers,and have been "the bandages of choice for the US Army and special forces. Israeli bandages were included in the first aid kits of emergency personnel and first responders at the 2011 Tucson shooting, and were used to treat some victims of the shooting. The bandage was invented by an Israeli military medic, Bernard Bar-Natan. Great product and a MUST HAVE for any First Aider or Medic, also great to pop in your Bug Out Bag or Medic Kit.

Fast Postage, Great Product, Top Seller


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on 21 January 2016
I am happy with this item and it will serve me well as part of larger expedition first-aid kit. Hopefully I will not need to use it but having practiced with one on a training programme I was keen to invest in some. The shelf life is pretty long too.
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on 13 November 2015
Superbly designed with several unique features.
What to say? Anyone who has used these Israeli wound dressings knows how good they are.
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on 7 February 2016
Fortunately have not had to use it yet but I've had these mil standard wound dressings previously and bought more for my adult children.
One in the kitchen, one in the car - for the day you hope never comes when you need one.
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