We use Phokus Wound CubeTM Wound Simulators for desktop training of wound packing. They’re a quick and easy training model that doesn’t create a mess in classroom situations. Each cube has four wounds for packing. The two narrow track penetrating wounds require a small fingertip of gauze to start. A “speedball” / large lump of gauze will never work in these narrow and tight wounds. The large cavity wound can be pulled open as you finish packing it, to allow additional packing, thereby increasing the actual volume of the cavity temporarily, which increases pressure on an actual wound. Most wound packing models don’t recreate this ability to “deform the wound”. The deep laceration requires horizontal or side to side packing. We highly recommend order the clear blood simulate they offer at the same time you buy your cube as well, as it provides the “slipperiness” of blood without the mess. It even feels dry on the gauze, which allows the same piece of gauze to be reused for the next training repetition.
We’ve partnered with Phokus Research Group to get our students a 10% discount on these training supplies.
Full disclosure: They give us 10% of your purchase price too. We’ve partnered with Phokus to get a discount on training supplies for our students. To that end, we pledge to donate the 10% we receive for referring you to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation fund each December. This four-star charity (out of four stars) provides educational support to the children of Special Operations soldiers who are wounded or killed. For more information on their mission, visit their website: https://specialops.org.
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See the video using the Phokus Wound Packing excerpted from our online training series.