- Acute Trauma wounds
- Wound debridement
- Surgical site incisions
- Pacemaker pockets
ChitoFlex PRO is a life-saving hemostatic dressing that is active on both sides and can be stuffed and packed into narrow and hard to reach wounds. The dressings quick-acting, natural, localized and effective when applied to a wound providing the medical professional with a solution to control severe bleeding, while also while also offering an antibacterial barrier against a wide range of gram positive and gram negative organisms, including antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Enterococcus faecalis (VRE) and Acinetobacter baumanii. Only single strains of most species mentioned have been studied.
Available Sizes & SKUs:
ChitoFlex PRO is a hemostatic dressing for the external, temporary control of severely bleeding wounds, intended for emergency use. ChitoFlex PRO also controls bleeding in patients following hemodialysis and is indicated for the control of bleeding from the skin at percutaneous needle access, vascular access, and percutaneous catheter access sites.
Lower cost than other alternatives
Rapid bleeding control can result in less need for cauterization
Stops bleeding from oozing to sever arterial in minutes1-5
Minimizes blood loss
Reduced blood loss can reduce the need for transfusions
Maintains structural integrity that won’t crack, crumble or shed in wounds
Creates a strong clot
Provides localized support of clotting
No pro-clotting agents
Works with independently of the clotting cascade
Provides an antibacterial barrier against 24 microorganisms including MRSA, VRE, A. baumannii and C. difficile
No known contra-indications.
Reduces direct pressure protocol to free up staff
Intuitive application requires limited training
Available in a range of sizes to address a variety of wound types
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