Non-compressible hemorrhages are the cause of death for tens of thousands annually. Many injuries with difficult to manage bleeding situations in the abdomen, axilla, pelvis and inguinal areas require immediate care by first responders, paramedics, EMS professionals, emergency physicians, police officers and firefighters to help stabilize accident victims. The ability to control difficult to manage hemorrhages quickly and easily is imperative for patient survival until they can reach definitive care.
The Abdominal Aortic and Junctional Tourniquet-Stabilized (AAJT-S) device by Compression Works, was created to provide a solution to control difficult to manage junctional hemorrhage and pelvic bleeding. The AAJT-S is a multi-functional, externally applied truncal and junctional tourniquet that utilizes a wedge-shaped bladder to press into the body to occlude blood flow through all vasculature under the site of application.
The AAJT-S is cleared by the FDA for use to control difficult bleeding situations in the abdomen, axilla, inguinal area and for pelvic fractures. The AAJT-S device has been used successfully in military combat and in civilian pre-hospital settings and is the only junctional tourniquet proven to save human life in upper and lower junctional bleeding. The device also provides pelvic fracture stabilization and has been shown to be equivalent to Zone 3 REBOA.