Epistat


Epistat

Used by the military and recently – for the first time prehospital in the UK – by BASICS Hampshire. It proved a critical piece of kit in the case of the badly injured policeman in Portsmouth who had catastrophic nasal bleeding. Basically it allows us to insert what are effectively flat medical balloons into the nose and then inflate them to keep the nasal passage and airway open. Accompanied by specialist bite-blocks which ensure the mouth area is clear. COST: £100