Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Why is The Assistant Secretary of Preparedness & Response Ordering Hundreds of Nose Bleed Tourniquets?

The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response (ASPR) has a sole source order out for a few hundred "Epistaxis Devices". Basically these are inflatable balloons which one stuffs up someone's nose to cause tourniquet compression on the nasal artery.

So one has to ask why is ASPR ordering these things; and if they really need them, why aren't they up for competitive bidding? Something doesn't smell right.

Maybe ASPR is funding a remake of 99 Luftballons?


Epistaxis DevicesSolicitation Number: 14-100-SOL-OS129269

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of all the nose bleeds being reported in Fukushima Japan since the nuclear accident there.