This Dressing Offers Boosted Protection of Soldiers' Wounds

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 21, 2016
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The US Office of Naval Research is developing a futuristic new surgical dressing that is designed to make it possible to cover soldiers' wounds in a manner that guarantees improved protection of exposed tissues for a period of up to 72 hours.

Battlefield wounds are tricky to deal with for a number of reasons, the foremost being that they have to be treated in a way that mitigates damage before the soldier can be evacuated to a proper treatment facility, something that can take several hours or even days. This is where the Acute Care Cover for the Severely Injured Lumb or ACCSIL surgical dressing comes in. This dressing stabilizes wounds by reducing the loss of blood and helping to reduce shock, giving soldiers a better chance of recovery once they do find themselves under the care of a surgeon.