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Israeli Bandage

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The  Israeli bandage is a specially designed, first-aid device that is used to stop bleeding from hemorrhagic wounds caused by traumatic injuries in pre-hospital emergency situations.

First used for saving lives during a NATO peacekeeping operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the bandage was successfully used during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

The bandage was nicknamed "Israeli bandage" by American soldiers, and has been "the bandage of choice for the US Army and Special Forces." The Israeli Bandage was included in the first aid kits of emergency personnel and first responders at the 2011 Tucson Shooting, and was used to treat some victims of the shooting.

The bandage was invented by an Israeli military medic, Bernard Bar-Natan;

When the bandage's inventor, Bernard Bar-Natan, was in training to become an Israeli military medic in 1984, he noticed that the bandages issued for bleeding control had a manufacture date of 1942 or sometimes even 1938.  He also noticed that more current styles had the same design and the same features as 1942 bandages. The trainees were advised to grab a stone and to use it to apply pressure to a wound that would not clot on its own. Bar-Natan then went on to work on a new generation of bandages that would not rely on the "grab a stone" approach, but would have a pressure bar built into the bandages themselves.

Thus came the invention of the Israeli Bandage.