The BLAST Bandage by Tactical Medical Solutions is a combat would bandage designed to provide the ability to quickly package traumatic amputations, burns and large pattern wounds with minimal use of supplies and minimal effort.
This emergency trauma bandage provides a 20" x 20" treatment area, but packs to about the size of a 4" combat bandage.
The large non-adherent wound pad can be easily wrapped around limbs and secured with the attached elastic wrap which stretches to approximately 12 feet. It provides a large sterile protective covering for shrapnel wounds or burns. With such a large coverage area, the BLAST Bandage is large enough to cover the entire back or chest of most casualties.
The BLAST Bandage also offers a removable occlusive layer that will cover a 19" x 19" area, or can be used to cover abdominal contents minimizing the loss of heat and moisture.
The brakes on the bandage help prevent accidental unrolling of the elastic wrap during high-stress application. These brakes are especially helpful during the dressing of amputations.
By providing multiple points of adhesion, the brakes prevent slippage of the elastic during the wrapping process. This creates a more secure, effective bandage and decreases the chance of the wound being exposed during movement.