The non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG) is a simple, neoprene and Velcro device that can be used to treat shock, resuscitate, stabilize, and prevent further bleeding in women experiencing postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), a valuable tool to reduce PPH deaths and severe morbidities. NASG use is recommended “in settings where delays in management of PPH are common, particularly where constraints to offer blood products and definitive treatment exist. NASG is an intervention that should be considered as a policy option while the standard conditions for care are being optimized.”
Breakthrough RESEARCH. 2020. “Perceptions and use of non-pneumatic anti-shock garments for management of postpartum hemorrhage in Malawi,” APPHC Case Study. Washington, DC: Population Council.