QuikClot EMS Family of Products



QuikClot® EMS is a sterile, nonwoven, hydrophilic gauze impregnated with kaolin, an inorganic mineral that accelerates the body’s natural clotting ability and produces no exothermic reaction. The packages are placed in an easy-tear pouch.


  • When applied with manual pressure, promotes clotting within minutes
  • Non-allergenic, low-to-no risk of adverse reactions
  • Intuitive, simple-to-use dressing format
  • Conforms readily to wound
  • Will not break down or fall apart under pressure
  • Safer and less expensive than protein-based products
  • Stops bleeding rapidly and may reduce need of more expensive treatments



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QuikClot Combat Gauze® has been the #1 choice of hemostatic agents for the U.S. Armed Forces since 2008. It continues to be the only hemostatic agent recommended by the U.S. Military’s CoTCCC. Kaolin, the active clotting agent, has been used safely in cosmetic products for many years.


Independent safety data published in the Journal of Trauma (Feb. 2010)

How QuikClot's Kaolin Technology Works
QuikClot's innovative kaolin technology allows maximum absorption and promotes robust clot formation.

Questions and Answers


What is the shelf life for this product?

Anonymous- On Friday, 16 August 2019


According to the manufacturer, the shelf life is three years.

Jim L.- answered On Sunday, 18 August 2019


How soon, after application, will it be necessary to remove the QuikClot EMS Family of Products and clean the wound?

Anonymous- On Saturday, 02 July 2022


The manufacturer states about the QuickClot EMS Family of products, "Remove within 24 hours. Suggested to remove wet; irrigate during removal."

Jim L.- answered On Monday, 04 July 2022


Can the QuikClot EMS Family of Products be kept in a vehicle during summer and winter?

Anonymous- On Tuesday, 14 November 2023


Per the manufacturer, it is recommended that the QuikClot EMS Family of Products be kept away from heat, including storage in direct sunlight or in direct contact with heat sources. Storage temperatures should not exceed 77 deg. Fahrenheit (25 deg. Celsius)

Dennis T.- answered On Tuesday, 14 November 2023

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