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sábado, 26 de enero de 2013

New Junctional Emergency Treatment Tool (JETT™)

New Junctional Emergency Treatment Tool (JETT™)

The Junctional Emergency Treatment Tool (JETT™) includes two pressure devices in a single tool, allowing for simultaneous occlusion of blood flow to both lower limbs (bilateral) with an easy to apply, pre-assembled, ready-to-use belt solution. The unique design of the JETT™ allows for patient transport while the device is in place and includes a lanyard and toggle solution to ensure that the Windlass Axle does not loosen due to vibration or bumps during transport.
In cases where there are bilateral injuries, the JETT™ offers a simple, safe solution for occluding blood flow to both lower extremities. This expanded capability is built into every JETT™, meaning that with standardized application training the device will be pre-positioned for rapid bilateral deployment whether applying for a unilateral or bilateral injury.
High extremity wounds in the thigh/groin region where tourniquets cannot be placed or are less effective require equipment such as the JETT™ to stop the bleeding and potentially save the life of a casualty that would otherwise bleed out in minutes. Penetrating trauma, blast injuries and amputation are examples of injuries that may require treatment with this device.

 Tourniquets have been a part of medical kits carried by field medics for centuries now, but wars change and so do the types of injuries suffered by soldiers. Powerful bombs have become a common way to attack armies, often leading to severe injuries of the lower anatomy that traditional tourniquets cannot address.
The Junctional Emergency Treatment Tool (JETT™)

North American Rescue of Greer, SC just received FDA clearance for the JETT Junctional Emergency Treatment Tool that is designed to control acute bleeding in the groin and inguinal region. Applied like a belt, the device includes two pressure pads that can be positioned directly on the wound site and tightened to occlude blood flow from both or either of the lower limbs. Here’s a video released by the company demonstrating the functionality and features of the JETT:

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The JETT provides two pressure pads in a single device with the ability to treat both unilateral and bilateral injuries, thereby stopping blood flow to the lower extremities without impeding respiration. It is configured for easy, rapid deployment and comes pre-assembled and ready for use in a compact, vacuum-sealed pouch. Additionally, the JETT is designed to allow for patient movement without dislodging or reducing pressure, enabling it to be effectively utilized in the prehospital environment.
Another key advantage is that the JETT is a mechanical device rather than a pneumatic or air inflated device, which means that it maintains steady pressure on the injury regardless of atmospheric pressure changes, and is rugged enough to withstand the rigors of austere environments without fear of puncture or damage to an air bladder.
The Junctional Emergency Treatment Tool (JETT™)

El JETT ™,  incluye dos dispositivos de presión en una sola herramienta, lo que permite la oclusión simultánea del flujo de sangre a ambas extremidades inferiores, con una manera fácil de aplicar, El diseño único del JETT ™ permite el transporte del paciente mientras el dispositivo está en su lugar e incluye un cordón para asegurar que el eje de molinete no se afloje debido a la vibración o golpes durante el transporte. En los casos en los que hay lesiones bilaterales, el JETT ™ ofrece una solución simple y segura para ocluir el flujo sanguíneo a las extremidades inferiores. Esta capacidad ampliada está integrada en cada JETT ™, lo que significa que con el entrenamiento adecuado,  el dispositivo se coloca rápidamente. Esta recomendado para heridas en la región del muslo/ingle, donde torniquetes no se pueden colocar o son menos eficaces, se  requiere un equipo como el JETT ™ para detener la hemorragia y salvar la vida de una víctima que de otro modo se desangre en pocos minutos. Trauma penetrante, lesiones por onda expansiva y amputación son ejemplos de lesiones que pueden requerir tratamiento con este dispositivo.

Cabe destacar que este dispositivo, aun no se encuentra recomendado por los protocolos del CoTCCC, los cuales tuvieron su ultima actualización a finales del 2012.