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Powdered bloodstopper being applied to Gaeta
's leg (Faith
Bloodstopper is a generic term for a powder-based cauterizing agent used to prevent wounds from bleeding in an effective way. It immediately cauterizes gun-shot wounds and other types of bleedings. As the process creates heat, morpha is used along with it to ease the pain. Packets of the cauterizing agent, Hemostatik-A, It is included in standard Colonial Fleet medkits (Faith).
A packet of the Hemostatik-A "bloodstopper" cauterizing agent, produced by Picon Laboratories.
- The idea of bloodstopper comes from writer Bradley Thompson.
- Similar combat coagulants, such as QuikClot, are used by today's armies.