TCCC CASEVAC Program Selects the SAM Junctional Tourniquet for Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) Sets

WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- SAM Medical Products and Tribalco are pleased to announce the selection of the SAM Junctional Tourniquet (SJT) to be included in the Department of Defense contract for the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) Sets.  Tribalco, LLC was awarded the contract for the TCCC CASEVAC Program, # H92222-10-D-0023.  The CASEVAC set combines patient access capabilities, mobility, and critical care components unique to supporting soldiers in far forward and austere environments - areas where definitive medical support is not available. The contract is a 5-year IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity) contract and will provide an initial operating capability to the Department of Defense.

"We are privileged to serve the DoD Medic Community through the CASEVAC Program" said David Spence, Program Manager for Tribalco., DIV 06 Survival Systems.  In line with program objectives for continued spiral development, the SJT was selected for ease of use coupled with its multiple indications for care.

The SAM Junctional Tourniquet has received 510K clearance for controlling inguinal hemorrhage, axilla hemorrhage, and pelvic fracture stabilization. Built upon the design of the SAM Pelvic Sling II (with over 250,000 patient treatments worldwide since its inception in 2003), the SJT stands alone in versatility, size and weight as well as rapid application time to achieve hemorrhage control (less than 25 seconds in most cases).  The SJT is designed to control bleeding where standard tourniquets would not be effective.  Such wounds are typically junctional in nature, such as a high level leg or arm amputation as a result of an IED blast injury or serious motor vehicle accident.  Pelvic fractures are often associated with these types of injuries, and the SJT also stabilizes pelvic fractures.[1]

"We designed the SJT with direct input from key military and civilian medical personnel as well as leveraging our years of experience in trauma related devices" said Dr Sam Scheinberg, Founder and CEO of SAM Medical Products.  "Combat medics and first responders would need to carry three separate devices to treat the same indications that the SJT can do with one.  We feel that these multiple indications and ease of use are key reasons why the SJT is getting so much interest from trauma care professionals around the globe". 

The SAM Junctional Tourniquet is available for purchase worldwide. 

About SAM Medical Products

SAM Medical Products is committed to bringing innovative solutions to market that meet the challenging needs of emergency medicine, the military, and hospitals around the world.  The SAM Splint is the gold standard in flexible splinting products, and we take pride in creating quality products that raise the bar.  Our product lines focus primarily on fracture management, hemorrhage control, and wound care, and include the SAM Junctional Tourniquet, SAM Splint, SAM Pelvic Sling II, SAM Soft Shell Splint, Blist-o-Ban, and the SAM Chest Seal.  Headquartered in Wilsonville, OR, our products are distributed globally in over 60 countries.  Find out more at www.sammedical.com.

About Tribalco

Tribalco is a global systems integrator headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, with additional offices in Colorado, Hawaii, Florida, Maine, Kuwait, and Afghanistan. The Survival Systems Division consists of all veterans, four of which are prior service 18D's and a recently separated Air Force PJ.  CASEVAC Sets, Kits, and Modules are developed, kitted, and shipped from our new twenty thousand square foot facility in Tampa, FL. This secure facility has an FDA Medical Device and Wholesale Drug license, and is located close to MacDill AFB. Find out more at www.tribalco.com and www.Div-6.com


[1] 1 Eastridge BJ, Mabry RL, Seguin P, Cantrell J, Tops T, Uribe P, Mallett O, Zubko T, Oetjen- Gerdes L, Rasmussen TE, Butler FK, Kotwal RS, Holcomb JB, Wade C, Champion H, Lawnick M, Moores L, Blackbourne LH. Death on the battle­field (2001-2011): Implications for the future of combat casualty care. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Dec; 73(6 Suppl 5):S431-7

Media Contact: Will Fox, SAM Medical Products, 503-783-6915, will.fox@sammedical.com

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