The Tactical Medical Solutions Blast Bandage was designed to provide the ability to quickly package traumatic amputations, burns and large pattern wounds with minimal effort and minimal use of supplies. The Blast Bandage covers a 20″ X 20″ treatment area, but packs down to about the size of a 4″ combat bandage.
The Blast Bandage features a large non-adherent wound pad that can be easily wrapped around limbs and secured with the attached elastic wrap. It provides a large sterile protective covering for shrapnel wounds or burns. With such a large coverage area, the Blast Bandage is large enough to cover the entire back or chest of most patients. It also offers a removable occlusive layer that will cover a 19″ x 19″ area, or can be used to cover abdominal contents minimizing the loss of heat and moisture.
As with Tac Med Solutions’ other bandages, the brakes on the bandage help prevent accidental unrolling of the elastic wrap during high stress application. These brakes are especially helpful while dressing amputations. Multiple points of adhesion prevent slippage of the elastic during the wrapping process. This creates a more secure, effective bandage and decreases the chance of the wound being exposed during movement.