An attached elastic control wrap with velcro brakes.
It was designed to provide the ability to quickly package traumatic amputations, burns, and large pattern wounds with minimal use of supplies and minimal effort. The BLAST® Bandage provides a 20" X 20" treatment area, but packs to about the size of a 4” combat bandage. Our large non-adherent wound pad can be easily wrapped around limbs and secured with the attached elastic wrap. It provides a large sterile protective covering for shrapnel wounds or burns. With such a large coverage area, the Blast® Bandage is large enough to cover the entire back or chest of most casualties. The BLAST® Bandage also offers a removable occlusive layer that will cover a 19"x 19" area or can be used to cover abdominal contents minimizing the loss of heat and moisture. As with our other bandages, the "brakes" on the bandage help prevent accidental unrolling of the elastic wrap during high stress application. These brakes are especially helpful during the dressing of amputations. By providing multiple points of adhesion, the brakes prevent slippage of the elastic during the wrapping process. This creates a more secure, effective bandage and decreases the chance of the wound being exposed during movement.