ActCel Hemostatic Gauze is a collagen-like natural substance created from chemically treated cellulose. It is an effective hemostatic agent registered with the FDA to help control bleeding from open wounds and in body cavities. The material contains no chemical additives, thrombin or collagen and is hypoallergenic. When it comes in contact with blood, it expands to 3-4 times its original size and converts to a gel that dissolves into glucose and saline over a 1-2 week period. Because of its purity and the fact that it simply degrades to these end products, ActCel does not cause delayed healing as do other hemostatic material that may have similar appearance.
Research shows that ActCel effectively cuts down on clotting time, helps stabilize new clots by accelerating the formation of fibrin cross-linkages and increases whole blood viscosity, thus promoting the aggregation of red blood cells.
ActCel has been and continues to be a successful stop-bleeding product in the dental, OB/GYN, EMS, Veterinary and Athletic industries.
Some features and benefits of ActCel include:
- Quick clotting time
- No additives to delay healing
- Breaks down into saline and glucose
- Sterile and bacteriostatic
- All Natural
- Cost effective
- No reported side effects
The 2x4 gauze is a versatile and easy-to-use stop-bleeding agent. It can be applied in any situation ranging from small cuts to dangerous arterial bleeds. To increase efficacy, the 2x4 can be folded over to maximize absorption material surface area. This particular gauze size has been widley used in the EMS, Fire Rescue, Obstetritian, Athletic, and other healthcare markets.
The 2x4 size is best used for situations including:
- Small to moderate cuts and abrasions
- Deep tissue lacerations
- Wound and clot protection
- Arterial Bleeds
- Nose Bleeds