Chest seals and occlusive dressings are used to treat deep cuts and puncture wounds in the chest, abdomen, and neck by making an airtight seal around the wound.
For many injuries, surgical glues can be used as easy, do-it-yourself stitches that are immediately available regardless of where you happen to be.
Dermabond (2-octyl-cyanoacrylate) is one of the only surgical glues that is FDA approved for use on humans. It comes in sterile, single-use applicators and is the glue of choice for surgeons closing incisions after an operation.
The hemostatic agents Quikclot and Celox are tried and true when it comes to emergency wound care, but XGauze is a new product that may outstrip them both.
Did you know that hemostatic agents speed up the natural blood clotting process? They are effective at treating very severe bleeding, especially when packed inside the wound or used in combination with pressure bandages. Learn about hemostatic agents and other first aid items you can use to stop bleeding.
Israeli bandages are designed to quickly stop bleeding in emergency situations by putting pressure directly on the wound. Bandages are individually wrapped in a sterile, vacuum-sealed package, but if it’s your first time using one open it and try it out.
Choosing medical tape may seem simple, but medical tapes are designed for a plethora of uses throughout medicine. We put medical tapes to the test so you can purchase the product most suitable to your needs.
Nitrile gloves are a latex free, disposable rubber glove that prevent disease transmission through blood or other body fluids. Nitrile gloves are less elastic than latex gloves, but they are hypoallergenic unlike latex.
Tourniquets are used to stop uncontrollable bleeding in the arms or legs. Tourniquets should be applied as soon as possible to stop unnecessary blood loss. If a major artery gets severed you can bleed out in less than a minute, so speed is everything.
Sterile gauze is used to stop bleeding from small to medium cuts, burns, scrapes, and other wounds. It also protects the area from dirt and debris that can cause a wound to get infected. Combined with medical transpore tape it makes a versatile bandage for wounds of all shapes, sizes, and locations.
Surgi-Lock 2oc is the veterinary equivalent of Dermabond. Chemically it is exactly the same, but it is cheaper and comes in a reusable bottle.