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Hemostat

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A hemostat, also called a hemostatic clamp is a surgical tool which resembles a set of scissors with a locking clamp replacing the blade. A set of hemostats comes in several different sizes; any given surgery may require the use of a number of hemostats.

A hemostat is commonly used in both surgery and emergency medicine to control bleeding, especially from a torn blood vessel, until the bleeding can be repaired by stitches or other surgical techniques. The process of halting bleeding is called hemostasis

Hemostats are part of the first aid kit carried by combat lifesavers and paramedics.Template:Med-stub

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