Four Dutch helicopter emergency medical teams (HEMS) used HemCon® ChitoGauze® in the field to control traumatic bleeding and recorded successful results after a minimal application time of five minutes.

Four helicopter emergency medical teams (HEMS) are available to support ambulances in Dutch setting. Nijmegen HEMS uses HemCon hemostatic bandages since 2009.

Between April 2009 and July 2013 HemCon ChitoGauze was applied in 24 patients.  No patients had a bleeding that could not be efficiently treated with HemCon ChitoGauze. In the follow-up no complications or problems were reported that were relatable to the HemCon appliance.
The HEMS sees the additional value of ChitoGauze hemostatic dressings in prehospital settings for severe traumatic bleeding control.

Tan E., et al.  

AirRescue Magazine. Vol. 4, 2014 Mar. Pg. 28-30

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