In an accident which causes internal bleeding, a simple external compression or tourniquet application simply won't be enough to increase the chance of survival for the victim. But now, thanks to the technology developed by Arsenal Medical, the chance of survival can be substantially increased.
The technology was developed by keeping in mind a wounded soldier with multiple internal hemorrhage in a battle where surgeon needed for suture is quite a distance away. The tech, which is called Arsenal Foam System is designed to control active internal bleeding by creating contact and applying pressure to wounded organ.
Two liquids, injected to the site with internal bleeding will then form a polymer that expand rapidly and conforms to the shape of body's interior. The injury is compressed from inside the body which will slow the bleeding and greatly enhance the victim's chance for survival.
Tests performed on pigs have shown significant result where it increased the chance of survival from 8% to 72% in three hours period after the injury. After arriving at medical facility, a surgeon can then remove the foam in under a minute and suture the injury. Imagine the life that we can save from this piece of technology.