I am a proponent of Celox. If I could be a reseller, I would unashamedly take it up. I am convinced through reports, studies, anecdotes and training that it does what it says it will, and does it better than any similar blood stop product.
While looking for something to share with you all, I came across a series of videos. They are presented by TACDEVGRU on YouTube. HERE is a link to that channel. Tactical Development Group or, WayOfTheGun.com, describes themselves like this:
The Tactical Development Group is comprised of experienced Operators from Special Forces, NAVSPECWAR, and Federal Law Enforcement. They teach core weapon handling and tactical skills honed during years spent deployed around the world. These skills are tailored to the specific needs of the student, whether the legally armed Citizen, LEO, or Soldier.
This series of videos shows how the various Celox products are used to stop arterial bleeds. The test subject is a quarter of pig, shot through with hand gun and rifle bullets, and then fitted with a blood supply via its blood vessels. Celox, in various configurations, is then used to stop the bleeding.
These are not simply instructional product videos. The instructor himself clearly states that he is not a shill for any blood stop product. He is an experienced trauma medic passing on hands-on info to high-speed, low-drag operators and kinetic actors. As a result, the videos share a goodly amount of ancillary observation, suggestion and real world experience. I consider these to be important “distance learning” tools – so much so, that I’ve saved them to my own collection and am sharing those files here. If this is a copyright issue, I’ll take them down. My decision to do this is to ensure they are available in the event YouTube junks them, or they go away for some reason.
Celox needs to be in every blow-out kit, IFAK, trauma kit, resupply pack, range bag and the e-bag of every trained and appropriately minded traveler on the highways. It isn’t just for gun shots, folks. It’s for the motorcycle rider that has his body split open, the passenger thrown from her vehicle, the baby injured because of a lousy car seat installation, the kid on a bike that got crushed by a car. Any accident that results in a large loss of blood calls for this product and its supporting materials such as compresses, gauze, tape, and tourniquets. It should be a part of your war gaming exercises and medical training /practice. Buy a couple extra units, tear them open and get a look and feel.
But start here. Watch these vids. Give yourself an hour or two to learn or review, set aside any QuickClot fan-boy tendencies and absorb. It IS worth your time, and maybe someone’s life.
Introduction to the Hemostatic Challenge: Celox vs. QuickClot
Celox Rapid (advanced grandule)
Celox 35g Granule package
Celox-A, Injectible System for Deep & Narrow Wound Channels.
This system is necessary for treating deep arterial bleeds where gauze packing may not be possible.
QuickClot Z-fold Gauze
Celox Trauma Guaze