Compression Works Increases EMS Market Distribution Capabilities Across the United States

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Dec. 20, 2021 – Compression Works, creators of the life-saving Abdominal Aortic and Junctional Tourniquet-Stabilized (AAJT-S) device, has dramatically increased their pre-hospital EMS distribution capabilities across the United States.

By adding five new partners and coast-to-coast availability for the one-of-a-kind AAJT-S technology, the company is able to offer more EMS services, tactical units and first responders the opportunity to stop difficult bleeding situations, at the point of injury.

Developed initially for the U.S military, the AAJT-S device is used to treat non-compressible hemorrhages in the upper extremities, on the abdomen and in the groin area for lower extremity severe bleeding conditions in the pre-hospital EMS market.  The technology is also used to close open pelvic fractures, commonly seen in auto accidents, and can reduce the space in the abdomen that the accident victim can bleed into, giving first responders more time to get the patient delivered safely to definitive care.

“We are thrilled to partner with highly specialized distribution companies to offer our technology,” said Compression Works President and CEO Scott Dodson.  “Each of these partners has demonstrated the ability to bring innovative technologies to the market and make a difference in the care that is administered to accident victims and patients, while leveraging their strengths of training, service and accountability to their customers.” The new distributor partners include Medical Dynamics, Alamo Scientific, MED Alliance Group, D&D Medical and Sovereign Medical.

Dodson further stated, “We will continue to strengthen our distribution capabilities in the U.S. and for select international markets. Compression Works will continue to expand our global presence so that first responders, EMS, public safety and our allied military partners can leverage the capabilities of our device to help stop bleeding and save lives around the world.”

One of the new distribution partners Soveriegn Medical Vice President of Sales and Marketing  Chris Lowry said, “We are always looking to partner with companies that provide innovative, life-saving products for healthcare professionals.  We are thrilled to have formed a partnership with Compression Works to offer their AAJT-S device to first responders and emergency medical professionals in our area of responsibility.  We feel the AAJT-S is a “game-changer” and fits in perfectly with the other “best in class, one of a kind” technologies we offer our healthcare providers.”

Another new distribution partner, D&D Medical President Don Sizemore further added, “First responders had solutions for extremity wounds, but lacked the tools for non-compressible wounds before the Compression Works technology. Now more people than ever can save lives.”

The AAJT-S by Compression Works is made in the United States of America and has thousands of devices in the market with U.S. special operations forces, allied special operations units and in the pre-hospital EMS segment around the world. For more information, visit or contact us at www.compressionworks.com.

About Compression Works

Compression Works is the developer and manufacturer of the Abdominal Aortic and Junctional Tourniquet-Stabilized (AAJT-S) medical device. The company delivers innovative solutions to meet the most pressing and unmet needs of emergency healthcare providers. Compression Works is committed to hemorrhage control research, identifying capability gaps and developing technologies and products to help facilitate the delivery of quality life-saving care. The solution is used by the military, trauma centers, rural emergency departments, EMS and federal and local law enforcement agencies. The AAJT-S device is proudly manufactured and assembled in the USA. Compression Works is a veteran-owned business dedicated to saving lives on and off the battlefield.

MEDTECH Q&A with Compression Works

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John Croushorn MD, co-founder and CMO, and Scott Dodson, CEO, of Compression Works discuss the development process of lifesaving medical technology.

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  • How the battlefield-tested AAJT-S medical device can be used for patients with cardiac arrest
  • How to avoid confusion when launching a new version of medical equipment
  • How the unique, multi-functional AAJT-S junctional tourniquet is helping military and civilian EMS professionals assess and address non-compressible hemorrhages

CoTCCC Includes the AAJT-S by Compression Works for Junctional Hemorrhage Use

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Nov. 3, 2021 – The Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) has recently included the Abdominal Aortic and Junctional Tourniquet-Stabilized (AAJT-S) by Compression Works for use in junctional hemorrhage bleeding for U.S. warfighters and our allied partners around the world.

The Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) is the pre-hospital arm of the Joint Trauma System for the Department of Defense. The CoTCCC and the TCCC Working Group focus all of their efforts on providing the best recommendations for training and equipment for our individual service members, combat medics, corpsman, pararescue and med techs going into harm’s way.

The AAJT-S by Compression Works is used to treat non-compressible hemorrhages by U.S. special operations units, army units and allied special operations partners globally. It is the only device that has been proven to save lives in both upper and lower junctional (axilla and groin) bleeding conditions and to treat pelvic bleeding.

The AAJT-S is cleared by the FDA, CE marked for sale outside of the U.S., meets the CoTCCC criteria, and has been vetted, studied and published by the Institute for Surgical Research (ISR) and the 59th Med Wing of the U.S. Air Force researchers in San Antonio, Texas. The Compression Works device is also featured in over 64 peer reviewed publications in the literature. 

In two independent research studies, the U.S. military found that the AAJT-S was equivalent to Zone 3 REBOA (Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta), a resuscitation technique used by trauma surgeons in the hospital. The AAJT-S is the only device that has been shown to be equivalent to Zone 3 REBOA at the point of injury. The device is also able to be easily applied in the field by first responders, helping to stop bleeding and stabilize patients until they can reach definitive care. Whether used on the battlefield or in the pre-hospital EMS setting, the Compression Works device helps save lives by controlling difficult bleeding conditions.

“We are delighted to receive the support of the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care for the use of the AAJT-S for junctional hemorrhages and difficult bleeding situations,” said Scott Dodson, President and CEO, Compression Works, Inc. “This multi-functional life-saving device was designed for the military, has been battlefield tested, widely studied and is optimized for both military and civilian use applications to stop bleeding and save lives,” said Dodson.  “We look forward to the AAJT-S becoming the standard of care for our warfighters and accident victims who would otherwise potentially bleed out from their injuries without this technology.”

The CoTCCC Committee chair explained in correspondence with Compression Works Inc., the manufacturer of the AAJT-S, that the device will be included and supported as products that are cleared by the FDA to treat non-compressible hemorrhages.

The AAJT-S by Compression Works is made in the United States of America and has thousands of devices in the market with U.S. special operations forces, allied special operations units and in the pre-hospital EMS segment around the world. For more information, visit or contact us at www.compressionworks.com.

About Compression Works

Compression Works is the developer and manufacturer of the Abdominal Aortic and Junctional Tourniquet-Stabilized (AAJT-S) medical device. The company delivers innovative solutions to meet the most pressing and unmet needs of emergency healthcare providers. Compression Works is committed to hemorrhage control research, identifying capability gaps and developing technologies and products to help facilitate the delivery of quality life saving care. The solution is used by the military, trauma centers, rural emergency departments, EMS and federal and local law enforcement agencies. The AAJT-S device is proudly manufactured and assembled in the USA. Compression Works is a veteran owned business dedicated to saving lives on and off the battlefield.https://www.sketch.com/