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Marine West 2014: Expanded capabilities in chest trauma care

3rd February 2014 - 16:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Camp Pendleton


Combat Medical Systems used this week’s Marine West 2014 venue to highlight the expanded capabilities of its Sentinel chest trauma kit.

The kit, reportedly being considered for introduction into US warfighters’ Improved First Aid Kits (IFAK), combines the technology and design of the Sentinel Chest Seal with a 14 gauge (3.25 inch) MojoDart needle catheter used for decompression to address symptoms of tension pneumothorax.

According to company representatives, one of the biggest challenges with decompression involves correct placement of the needle, since incorrect placement can cause more harm than good.

In response to the challenge, the company developed a dart

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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