HemCon GuardaCare PRO is a hemostatic dressing intended for the temporary control of severely bleeding wounds such as surgical wounds and traumatic injuries.
Features & Benefits
|Features ||Benefits |
Lower cost than other alternatives
Standardizes the number of SKUs ordered
Rapid bleeding control can result in less need for cauterization
Stops bleeding from oozing to severe arterial in minutes, minimizing blood loss 1-4
Reduced blood loss can reduce the need for transfusions
Non-shedding; creates a strong clot
Provides localized support of clotting
No pro-clotting agents
Works independently of the clotting cascade.
Offers 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.
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
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.