Table 2

Standardized scoring protocol to assess the effectiveness of wound clamp application in controlling fluid loss from the wound

Ineffective hemorrhage controlNo mitigation of pulsatile “bleeding”*
Partial hemorrhage controlMitigation of pulsatile “bleeding”* so that it becomes nonpulsatile
Marked hemorrhage controlConversion of pulsatile “bleeding”* to “oozing” as a trickle of fluid loss
Complete hemorrhage controlComplete cessation of any fluid loss from the tissue wound
  • * “Bleeding” refers to the loss of coloured water through the use of a hydrostatic pump; it should be noted that water has no procoagulant or hemostatic properties.