ChitoDot®

The HemCon ChitoDot is a double-sided hemostatic dressing used for the external temporary control of bleeding in patients following hemodialysis. The dressing is also indicated for the control of bleeding from the skin at percutaneous needle access sites, working independently of the clotting cascade to control all degrees of bleeding while providing an antibacterial barrier. This is an ideal clinic management tool, allowing for quick patient turns and improved patient experience.

Available Size & Sku:

  • ¾ in (PN#1093)
Category:

Ideal Applications

  • Hemodialysis
  • Home Dialysis
  • Catheter bleeding
  • De-clotting procedures

Intended Use

The HemCon ChitoDot® is a dressing for the external temporary control of bleeding in patients following hemodialysis. The dressing is also indicated for the control of bleeding from the skin at percutaneous needle access sites.

Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
Cost Effective:
Rapid bleeding control helps reduce chair time to maximize patient turns Can result in less comebacks due to less re-bleeding
Fast Hemostasis:
Stops bleeding at percutaneous needle access sites in minutes 1-4. Minimizes blood loss
Dependable:
Helps preserve fistulas and grafts
Maintains structural integrity that won’t crack, crumble or shed in wounds
Creates a strong clot
Provides localized support of clotting
Easy to Use:
Reduces direct pressure protocol to free up staff
Intuitive application requires limited training
No delay in dialysis preparation and clean up time
Safe
Works independently of the clotting cascade
Provides an antibacterial barrier against 24 microorganisms including MRSA, VRE, A. baumannii and C. difficile; no known contra-indications

1. Bachtell, Nathan, et al. “Treatment of Dialysis Access Puncture Wound Bleeding with Chitosan Dressings.” Dialysis & Transplantation Nov. 2006: 1 – 6.
2. Kazuhiko Shibata, et al. Japan. “Randomized Trial comparing New Chitosan-Based Bandage with Kaltostat Hemostatic Dressing to Control Bleeding from Hemodialysis Puncture Site”. Presented at 49th ERA-EDTA (European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association Congress), Paris, France. May 24-27, 2012.
3. Shibata, Kazuhiko, et al. “New Chitosan-Based Bandage Stops Severe Bleeding from Hemodialysis Puncture Site in 2 Minutes.” Presented at The 56th Congress of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy. June, 2011.
4. Misgav, Mudi, et al. “Chitosan-Based Dressing Decreases Bleeding Time From Hemodialysis Access Puncture Wound Bleeding”. Presented at Advanced Technology Applications for Combat Casualty Care (ATACCC 2007). August 2007.

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