ommended by EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, DOCTORS, and COMBAT MEDICS.
The "Israeli Bandage", also called the "trauma bandage", or the "Israeli pressure dressing" replaces the standard dressing issued for decades to troops in the first aid pouch. It is now a common item in the military individual first aid kit. Its main purpose is to serve as a pressure dressing, but can also be used to provide a tourniquet-like effect to slow blood circulation, although not as a first choice.
The Israeli Bandage is kept inside its
vacuum-packed package to keep it clean and
sterile for long term storage. It has a built in tension bar that applies continuous pressure
to the wound, allowing the bandage to act as a stand-alone field dressing,
sling, pressure dressing and mild tourniquet. It
can used for the treatment
of gunshot and puncture wounds, deep cuts, and other traumatic hemorrhagic
injuries. It is ideal for head wounds,
because it can be wrapped very easily and can be used one-handed for
self-treatment in case of an emergency situation where you may be on your
Instructions clearly posted on back of Package, which is vacuum packed for long term sterilization.
Directions on how to use the bandage are printed on the back of the package.
6 " wide