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ChitoFlex® PRO

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 even for patients on anticoagulants, while also providing an antibacterial barrier.

Available Sizes & SKUs:

  • 1in x 3in (PN#1008)

Ideal Application

  • Acute Trauma wounds
  • Wound debridement
  • Surgical site incisions
  • Pacemaker pockets

Intended Use

ChitoFlex® PRO is intended for local management of bleeding wounds and to provide a barrier to bacterial penetration of the dressing in all patients and for the promotion of rapid control (hemostasis) of bleeding in patients following hemodialysis and for those on anticoagulation therapy. The dressing is indicated for the following wounds: lacerations, abrasions, nose-bleeds, surgical debridement sites, skin surface puncture sites, vascular procedure sites and sites involving percutaneous catheters, tubes and pins.

Europe and O.U.S:
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.

Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
Cost Effective:
Lower cost than other alternatives
Rapid bleeding control can result in less need for cauterization
Fast Hemostasis:
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.
Simple Application:
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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