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QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ Z-Fold is a soft, white, sterile, non-woven gauze impregnated with (KAOLIN), "an inert inorganic mineral that accelerates the body's natural clotting ability", and does not contain animal or human proteins or botanicals. QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ Z-Fold is an improvement on the original QuikClot® Combat Gauze. As a result from the US Military, Z-Medica improved the QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ product by making it z-folded, vacuum packed, and with an X-ray detectable strip. The QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ Z-Fold is even easier to apply since the gauze is in a z-fold format, which makes packing wounds easier and eliminates the risk of the roll falling or blowing away and getting contaminated. The vacuum packed feature of the QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ Z-Fold makes it much more compact, saving room on your body. Used in conjunction with direct pressure (in 3 - 5 minutes) to control and stop the most traumatic arterial and venous bleeding.
The X-ray detectable strip that is incorporated in the QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ Z-Fold ensures that the gauze will be found if the patient is taken to the operating room. Each QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ is individually packaged in a vacuum sealed military grade foil pouch and is indicated for the temporary external control of traumatic bleeding. Like all of QuikClot® gauze products, it is flexible and pliable and contours to all wounds. Recommended as the number one hemostatic agent by the CoTCCC (Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care), QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ Z-Fold is the only product carried by all branches of the US military to control life-threatening hemorrhage.