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ChitoGauze® PRO

HemCon ChitoGauze PRO is a flexible hemostatic chitosan coated gauze dressings intended to stop severe bleeding and reduce blood loss within minutes. ChitoGauze PRO provides immediate bleeding control and best possible patient care in emergency, trauma and battlefield situations. Unlike other hemostatic gauze dressings, ChitoGauze PRO offers layers of protection and is available in a configuration with antibacterial effectiveness within the dressing against a wide range of microorganisms.*

*The clinical utility of these results is unknown.

Available Sizes & SKUs:

  • 3in x 4yds w/ x-ray detectable element (PN#1090)
  • 4in x 4yds (PN#1017) (available in box of 5)

Ideal Applications

• Severe penetrating trauma wounds
• Motor vehicle accidents wounds
• Blast Injuries
• Amputations

Intended Use

ChitoGauze is a hemostatic dressing for the external, temporary control of severely bleeding wounds.

Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
Cost Effective:
Lower cost than other alternatives
Large size gauze dressing reduces need for multiple bandages
Fast Hemostasis:
Stops bleeding from oozing to severe arterial in minutes, minimizing blood loss 1-4.
Reduced blood loss can reduce the need for transfusions.
Proven record on the battlefield and in trauma
Ideal for a variety of applications
Creates a strong clot
Provides localized support of clotting
No pro-clotting agents
Works independently of the clotting cascade
Available with radio-opaque element and log reduction data demonstrating the level of antibacterial effectiveness within the dressing against 26 organisms including MRSA, VRE, A. baumanii and C. difficile.*
*The clinical utility of these results is unknown.
No known contra-indications.
Simple Application:
Intuitive application and removal
Gauze-like z-folded dressing is flexible and conformable to tissue surfaces

1. Grotenhuis, R., et al., “Prehospital use of hemostatic dressings in emergency medical services in the Netherlands: A prospective study of 66 cases.” Injury, Int. J. Care Injured 47 (2016) 1007–1011.
2. Rall JM, et al. “Comparison of novel hemostatic dressings with QuikClot combat gauze in a standardized swine model of uncontrolled hemorrhage.” Journal of Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Aug; 75(2 Suppl 2):S150-6.
3. Schwartz MD, et al. “Comparison to Two Package Hemostatic Gauze Dressings in a Porcine Hemorrhage Model.” Prehospital Emergency Care. Vol. 15, No. 4. October/December 2011.
4. Xie, Hua, et at. “Comparison of Hemostatic Efficacy of ChitoGauze and Combat Gauze in a Lethal Femoral Arterial Injury in Swine Model.” ATACCC 2009.

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