This review focuses on developing biomedical first-aid (FA) technologies and its affordable rational use for the pre-hospital control of bleeding in external haemorrhage from limb extremities after traumatic injury. Public academic research hand in hand with government policies such as “Make-in-India” campaign could be explored for it. Pharmacists have unique skill set due to technological and clinical training in therapeutics. Subsequently, they can be given advanced training for the R&D and rational use of these haemostatic FAs for emergency care; particularly in rural areas of developing world. This may improve the accessibility and affordability of the medical technologies in the developing world.
J. Konikkara, Antony, A., Renju Radhakrishnan, Hanssen, M., Nair, A. J., Radhakrishnan, R., and Dr. Kaladhar Kamalasanan, “Affordable Technologies to Stop Bleeding from Haemorrhage: New Role of Pharmacists in its R&D and Rational use in Rural India”, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 194-200, 2017.