This was back in November. Brother in-law was trying to get up into my dump trailer and his foot slipped driving his leg into the latch bracket on the back, tearing open his shin.
He comes hobbling over to me and pulls his pant Leg up to show me that freaking out. Blood gushing out so I sit him down and try to clean it up, end up going for the old quick clot powder to stop the bleeding, didn’t need a tourniquet seeing there aren’t any arteries on the front of your shin and I’m sure he wouldn’t appreciate the pain that comes with one.
Slapped a couple of gauze on top and taped it around his leg before taking off to the ER. Quick clot was in the wound for roughly 2hrs before they cleaned it out. NP said it did it’s job and that she doesn’t mind cleaning it out when it’s used appropriately like in that scenario.
00:00 - Injury
01:00 - Assessed Injury/Attempted Cleaning
01:30 - Applied Quickclot and gauze
03:30 - Left for hospital
25::00 - Arrived at ER
2:25:00 - NP cleans out wound and preps for sutures