Rancho Mirage, CA (PRWEB) April 30, 2012
HemaClear, the world leader in sterile, disposable tourniquet technology, announced today that HemaClear Tourniquets were recently utilized in an emergency room situation. A 73 year old woman was transported by ambulance to the ER at Eisenhower Medical Center; upon her admission she had a systolic blood pressure of less than 40 systolic. It was determined that she had a spleen injury and an abdomen full of blood. The patient was give 2 units of blood, and was resuscitated following traditional protocol. 2 Hemaclear tourniquets were then applied bilaterally to the patient’s legs; this allowed the team to stabilize the patient and get her to the OR. The patient survived and five days later was discharged from the hospital.
“Because of the HemaClear tourniquet I was able to buy my patient enough time to get them to the OR, we believe this could be a revolution in CPR and shock management that we are currently further investigating,” said Dr. David Tang.
HemaClear® is currently indicated as an exsanguinating tourniquet to be used under physician order only, and will be represented in Warrior Expo 2012 in San Diego. "We continue to receive reports that our single use sterile tourniquet technology is fundamentally improving the quality of care while lowering hospital costs.” Said Mr. Oren Gavriely, CEO of HemaClear , and added, “Originally developed for application in orthopedic surgery, medical professionals are using HemaClear sterile tourniquets in a variety of related specialties such and field and emergency application. This recent case at Eisenhower Medical Center is a dramatic example with life saving implications.”
HemaClear® is the original developer of sterile, disposable tourniquet technology that exsanguinates, occludes, and provides a clear surgical field. The technology not only reduces blood loss, infection, and the volume of ischemic tissue, its simplicity saves as much as fifteen minutes of critical OR set-up time‚ eliminating over 100 separate steps that can add as much as $300 to every procedure.
In fact, HemaClear is so revolutionary, it represents the single greatest advance in tourniquet technology since the Esmarch bandage. HemaClear® has been proven successful and medically safe worldwide in over 300,000 surgical cases, both in the OR and in the field, including disaster-struck areas across the world.
Founded in 1999, HemaClear is based in Haifa, Israel, with offices in 30 countries covering over 2000 operating rooms. For more information about HemaClear, visit http://www.hemaclear.com
About Dr. David H. Tang, M.D., FACEP
Dr. David H. Tang is a residency trained and board certified in emergency medicine and has been in full time practice for more than 30 years. Dr. Tang is an emergency physician at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. He also serves as the Forensic Director of the Barbara Sinatra Childrens Center in Rancho Mirage. Dr. Tang has published multiple Tactical Medicine related articles and has lectured at TREXPO and nationally on the subject of Tactical Medicine. Dr. Tang is a consult to several state and federal law enforcement agencies developing Tactical Medicine programs.
He has served as a reserve police officer for more than 16 years, beginning with the Riverside County Sheriffs Department, Indio, California and Coos County Sheriffs Department, Coos Bay, Oregon. Dr. Tang is a reserve police officer and a tactical physician for the Palm Springs Police Department, Palm Springs, California. Dr. Tang is a graduate of California P.O.S.T and FBI SWAT schools and is certified by the DEA as a clandestine drug lab safety officer. He has also served as the medical officer for BATF special operations and is a certified MP5 Master Instructor.