After getting FDA approval, this handy device will soon be making its way to first responders.
While debate over how to reduce gun violence carries on, there's a new tool that might, at least, help victims of it.
It's called the XSTAT, and it's a wonderful, ridiculously simple invention that's sure to save lives in coming years.
Invented by John Steinbaugh, a former U.S. Army special forces medic, XSTAT was the result of a request from the Army for something to replace gauze, the go-to battlefield wound-packer for decades. Steinbaugh decided to see whether it'd be possible to replace gauze with sponges that can both absorb blood and apply pressure to gunshot or shrapnel wounds.