Emergency Bandage™ oder Israeli Bandage
The emergency bandage consists of a textile gauze with a non-adhesive wound pad, a pressure applicator and a closure clip.
This compact design allows the bandage to be used immediately without tools. The emergency pressure bandage was specially developed by an Israeli paramedic to meet the requirements of modern operational conditions and is therefore also known as the "Israeli Bandage".
Use of the emergency bandage
The Emergency Bandage™ sterile, non-adherent dressing is placed on the wound first. The first layer of bandages is now wrapped over the wound, guided through the bracket of the pressure applicator and then pulled back over the wound site with the bandage. The tight pull creates direct pressure on the wound dressing or the wound and stops the bleeding. The applicator thus acts like a pressure pad. It also makes bandaging easier at the same time, as it securely fixes the wound dressing and the first wrap. The additional windings that now follow protect the wound dressing and the applicator against external influences.
Emergency Bandage™ with 2 dressings and gauze bandage
The Emergency Bandage™ T3 has two wound pads and an additional gauze bandage. On the one hand, there is the wound dressing sewn firmly to the bandage, which can be folded out from 10 cm to 20 cm wide to also treat amputation or abdominal wounds. A second dressing is placed in the bandage. This can be used, for example, for the treatment of entry and exit wounds. The additional gauze bandage is intended for packing into a large wound (wound packing).
Benefits of the Israeli Bandage
In tactical first aid, time is also a crucial factor for the rescuer. Because the risk of danger increases with every second. Because the Emergency Dressing combines the functionality of disparate dressing materials into a single, easy-to-use first aid product, first responders and victims gain valuable time.
The Israeli bandage is designed so that the injured person can put it on alone in an emergency. It can even be used as a tying system with just one hand. To do this, the bandage must be twisted to increase the pull.
However, the quick and easy application of the dressing reduces the likelihood that a tourniquet will need to be used to occlude blood flow - which always poses some risk to the injured person.