The Hemostatic HemCon® Bandage PROIn the United States, loss of blood – hemorrhaging – is a main cause of death, second only to trauma injuries. The hemostatic HemCon Bandage PRO provides a patient with the time needed to either reach care or gain the critical time to clot. The HemCon Bandage PRO provides the medical professional a solution that is quick-acting, natural, localized and effective. In addition to providing hemostasis, HemCon dressings also offer an antibacterial barrier against a wide range of microorganisms including MRSA, VRE, A. baumannii (only single strains of most species have been studied).
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Available Sizes: Patch | 2 x 2 inch | 2 x 4 inch | 4 x 4 inch
How it Works
Instructions for Use
Stops bleeding (moderate to severe)
Controls blood loss
Reduces need for costly transfusions
Provides critical time to administer care
Proven effective with patients on anti-coagulants
Safe for use
Provides an antibacterial barrier
Contains no human or bovine clotting factors
No adverse affects reported in field use
No systemic reactions
Non-exothermic (non-heat producing)
Will not cause additional tissue damage
Easy to administer with current protocol of dressing and pressure
Flexible and conformable to tissue surfaces
Provides flexibility at the point of care
Removal with water or saline
Simple removal keeps clot intact
Ready for use when needed
HemCon Bandage PRO works by becoming extremely adherent when in contact with blood. This adhesive-like action seals the wound and controls bleeding. HemCon products are fabricated from chitosan, a naturally occurring, bio-compatible polysaccharide. Because chitosan has a positive charge, it attracts red blood cells, which have a negative charge. The red blood cells create a seal over the wound as they are drawn into the bandage, forming a very tight, coherent seal. In addition to providing hemostasis, HemCon dressings also offer an antibacterial barrier. HemCon Bandage PRO is an effective solution that reduces time to hemostasis, even for patients on anticoagulants.
The HemCon Bandage PRO is a hemostatic dressing for the external temporary control of severely bleeding wounds intended for emergency use.
HemCon® Bandage PRO is simple to use, but key points need to be followed for the bandages to be most effective.
1. Open the bandage.
Grasp the opposing edges of the foil pouch and pull apart.
As the package opens, pinch the bandage against the
back of the foil pouch with your thumb so the bandage
doesn’t drop on the ground.
2. Ensure that the non-stick side is up.
HemCon Bandage PRO hs two sides: a cream-colored
active side, which goes on the wound, and a darker
non-stick side which is labeled “THIS SIDE UP”. The
bandages will not work upside down.
3. Apply directly on source of bleeding.
It is critical to place the bandage on the source of the
bleeding, the area where the blood vessel damage has
actually occurred. For smaller wounds, the bandage can
be cut to smaller pieces. For larger wounds, multiple
bandages can be used.
4. Apply pressure until bleeding is controlled.
Apply firm, even pressure to the side labeled
“THIS SIDE UP”. Backing the bandage with a Kerlix roll
or gauze helps ensure uniform pressure and increases
performance. Maintain pressure on the bandage until
bleeding is controlled.
The bandage can remain in place for up to 48 hours and should be removed with water or saline.
The bandage can be folded or cut and place directly on the source of bleeding.
Product is made of chitosan from shellfish.
Individually wrapped in a Mylar, vapor barrier pouch.
All bandages are best stored at room temperature - 52 degrees F (11 degrees C) to 78 degrees F (26 degrees C).
The 4 x 4 in bandage may be stored at temperatures up to 110 degrees F (42 degrees C) for nine months without adversely affecting the product.
Three year shelf life.
Prescription only (can only be purchased by a medical facility with a prescription or medical authorization).
Product is CE marked and is CE approved for sale and distribution in EU member countries.
What was the impetus for the development of the HemCon Bandage PRO?
Out of a need to save lives, the HemCon Bandage PRO was developed. In 2001 the U.S. Army and the Institute for Surgical Research (ISR) partnered with HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. to address the needs of soldiers who were having bleeding issues and dying in the field before they could be triaged for surgical intervention. HemCon received the second fastest FDA clearance within 48 hours and has saved hundreds of lives since.
The HemCon Bandage PRO is used to save lives on the battlefield and the civilian emergency world by controlling severe bleeding from traumatic injuries. In comparison to other traditional bandages, the HemCon Bandage PRO provides superior control of bleeding, quickly seals wounds and is compatible with multiple wound site usage.
The HemCon Bandage PRO is fabricated from chitosan, a naturally occurring, biocompatible polysaccharide derived from shrimp shells. The shrimp shells are processed and chemically treated. Once in bandage form, they are sterilized.
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