Photo courtesy of JTM Training Group

While repetitive “table top” instruction in the training room provides the basic skills and “muscle memory” necessary to properly treat hemorrhage, it does not incorporate the added stress and chaos involved in real situations with real people. The goal of scenario training is to practice skills under realistic conditions of a battlefield, natural disaster, crime scene or accident, TrueClot® Blood Simulant adds enhanced realism to scenario training and accurately mimics the characteristics of blood, including its sticky yet slippery feel, color, opacity, and, most importantly, the way that it clots or “cakes,” especially when treated with advanced hemostatic bandages. 

 

Blacksburg (VA) Volunteer Rescue Squad Photo courtesy of JTM Training Group Fairfax County (VA) Fire & Rescue Academy
Scenario training using TrueClot® and live actors

TrueClot® Blood Simulant and Simulated Hemostatic Gauze have been used with high-fidelity trauma manikins to simulate traumatic hemorrhage. Because TrueClot® Blood Simulant is easy to clean from both skin and garments, it has also been used on live actors. Combination of the blood simulant with TrueClot® Clotting solution enables simulation of clots, and blood splatter or tissue avulsion.

Simulated tissue avulsion and homorrhage with manikin during Charlottesville (VA) FD training exercise Tourniquet application using TrueClot® Blood Simulant and Trauma F/X® HEMO during TCCC courseat Fairfax County (VA) Fire & Rescue Academy
Scenario training using TrueClot® and trauma manikins