Hemostatic Gauze Sponge Dressing used to Stop Wound Bleeding, 4 x 4
$ 7.25 $ 19.95
Hemostatic gauze dressing is a sterile, emergency clotting sponge dressing designed to stop bleeding, immediately after an injury and control external surface bleeding. When the fabric comes in contact with blood or exudates, it can quickly transform into a clear viscous gel, which fills wounds voids, seals capillary ends, activates the clotting system and thereby helps to stop bleeding. Ideal for military, emergency responders, EMS, law enforcement police agencies, and trauma care units. (compares to ActCel). Hemostat gauze dressing fabric is a soluble regenerated cellulose for bleeding control.
What is a Hemostatic Gauze Dressing?
Hemostatic gauze dressing is indicated for management of topical wounds and to temporarily control external surface bleeding, external topical bleeping of minor cuts and lacerations.
How to use Hemostatic Gauze dressings
Clean the wound with sterile saline and flush any debris away. Next, apply to cover the bleeding site. Dressing can be cut or folded as needed. Gently press the wound site until bleeding stops. Moisten with clean sterile water saline after the bleeding stops. Excess gel can be rinsed away with sterile water. Repeat the steps above with additional dressings as needed. If bleeding continues, contact a doctor or emergency room.
Slow the Flow!
When blood vessels are damaged, the small muscles in the walls of the vessels contract (vasoconstriction), reducing the flow of blood to the injury and minimizing blood loss. Vasoconstriction can last as long as 30 minutes. Next, blood leaking from the inflamed, dilated or broken vessels begins to coagulate. Collagen fibers in the wall of the damaged blood vessels activate the platelets in the blood that's in the wound. Aided by the action of prostaglandins, the platelets enlarge and stick together to form a temporary plug in the blood vessel, which helps prevent further bleeding. The platelets also release additional vasoconstrictors, such as serotonin, which help to prevent further blood loss. Thrombin forms in a cascade of events stimulated by the platelets, and a clot forms to close the small vessels and stop bleeding.
This initial phase of wound healing occurs almost immediately after the injury occurs and works within minutes in small wounds. Hemostasis is less effective at stopping the bleeding when larger vessels are involved.
- Control high-pressure bleeding
- Temporarily controls external surface bleeding
- For external use only
- 3 sizes available (2x2, 2x4, and 4x4)
- 3 Year Shelf Life
Keep in a cool dry place for maximum shelf life. The preferred storage temperature should be between 5°C and 40 °C or 41°F to 104°F.