Severe intra-abdominal bleeding currently requires operative treatment by trained surgeons, while Critical Innovations' patented F.O.A.M.™ technology task-shifts to allow earlier abdominal hemostasis by a wider range of providers. A recent article in Military Medicine evaluated the characteristics, survival, and histological analysis of using the F.O.A.M.™ device in a porcine model. In the study, F.O.A.M.™ reached the desired intra-abdominal pressure endpoint while not significantly altering basic hematologic parameters. These results provide strong support for the safety of the FOAM™ device and will support the design of further regulatory studies in swine and humans. See full article here.
Successful porcine safety trial of the F.O.A.M.™ device published in Military Medicine
Fast Onset Abdominal Management (FOAM) portable delivery device. The device is designed to control intra-abdominal hemorrhage in the out-of-hospital, prolonged field care, and forward surgical environments (A). The intra-abdominal stopping mechanism auto-senses and auto-stops at the appropriate depth once it passes through the abdominal wall and reaches the peritoneal cavity (B).