Minimising blood loss can save patients’ lives; a new bandage helps achieve thatMany victims of traumatic injury often lose their lives due to excessive bleeding, but a new injectable bandage could save lives by slowing down this dangerous process. The technology, which is still in the experimental stage, aims to stop or slow down bleeding in ways that current methods cannot. INJECTABLE BANDAGEConventional methods to stop or slow down bleeding include regular bandages, tourniquets and applying pressure. Scientists believe that an injectable bandage could enter the wound itself and adapt to its shape, stopping blood flow and leakage in the process. In developing the hydrogel bandage, the Texas A&M University researchers identified the ceramic material used as the key innovation.
Source: Daily Nation April 16, 2018 17:48 UTC