Clamping Down on Hemorrhage
The CRoC® Combat Ready Clamp is the first COTCCC-recommended device for seven-site junctional hemorrhage control. Hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield. Approximately 25% of potentially survivable military deaths are due to uncontrolled junctional hemorrhage1— the majority of which occur in the pelvic region. When full limb amputations occur in a tactical environment, standard tourniquets cannot be used.
The CRoC®Combat Ready Clamp is the solution. Unlike inflatable, belt-like devices, the CRoC® has a vice-like compression disk that provides the distinct life saving advantage of creating bi-directional pressure exactly where it is needed most – stopping collateral flow and controlling hemorrhage. The CRoC® is lightweight, durable, collapsible, low cube and can effectively stop junctional hemorrhage in under a minute.
1 Kelly JF, Ritenour AE, McLaughlin DF, et al. Injury severity and causes of death from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom: 2003-2004 versus 2006.
J Trauma. 2008; 64 (2 Suppl):S21-S26; discussion S26-S27.