iTClamp

ITClamp

 

The ITClamp ®, applies easily & controls bleeding within seconds!

The iTClamp ® is a hemorrhage control device for use in the extremities, axilla, inguinal, scalp and neck. The device seals the edges of a wound closed to mitigate further blood loss until the wound can be surgically repaired. Research studies show the iTClamp to be superior to wound packing in terms of patient survival, survival time and total blood loss.

In October 2016, the iTClamp version 2 comes with the following performance improvements:

  • Easier to handle. There is now a ratcheted locking mechanism that provides tactile feedback on closure, an improved grip, and large buttons that make removal much easier.
  • Almost no metal. Most of the metal components were replaced resulting in almost no scatter on CT.
  • Less weight and decreased package volume.
  • Needle protection in the closed position on removal from the package.
  • Fantastic response from end users on the updated features.

The principal founder is Dennis Filips, a Canadian trauma surgeon. He was regularly confronted with victims who were deceased unnecessary during his work in a war zone by massive blood loss.

 

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Practical examples:

  • Shoulder laceration
    A 64-year-old farmer outside of Memphis was trimming his tree when his chainsaw got caught in his shirtsleeve and came down on his shoulder. The resulting 17.8 cm long, 2.5 cm deep gash in his shoulder was bleeding uncontrollably. Clinicians at the nearest urgent care center determined that he needed air transport to The Regional Medical Center of Memphis (The MED) for Trauma OR services, and local air transport service Hospital Wing was called in. Upon arrival, Hospital Wing’s Jan Weatherred RN immediately applied iTClamp, having been trained on it earlier that day. Within minutes of applying two iTClamps to the wound due to its length, the bleeding stopped, the patient stabilized, and the aircrew was able to transport him to The MED where surgeons sutured him up. Eight hours later, he was released from the hospital. “The iTClamp provided a quick and easy solution to an otherwise potentially life threatening injury,” commented Weatherred.
  • Palm Laceration
    A 65 year old male triplped while carrying a ceramic mug, and the mug smashed and lacerated the palm of his dominant hand. The superficial palmer artery was injured. An attending nurse applied the iTClamp in less than 20 seconds (from the initial opening of the package) to close the wound in the hospital emergency department. The wound was difficult to close due to the lack of flesh in the area. After the initial application the iTClamp was removed an repositioned in order to gain an optimal closure. The level observed pain in the patient was minimal (3/10) upon application of the device; this dropped to 1/10 one the device was in place.
  • Scalp laceration
    A patient in Holland sustained a 10 cm long scalp wound which had a mixture of arterial and venous bleeding. In order to control the bleeding a single iTClamp was applied on scene and worked well with the other adjuncts such as oxygen an c-spine precautions. The bleeding stopped an there was no re-bleeding.

 

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Below the video of the iTClamp application and removal:

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