Instructions for Use
Instructions for Use – Vascular Access Sites
Before applying powder, secure line/catheter near access site. Movement of the line after powder is applied can disrupt the newly-formed seal.
- Pour Powder over site, creating a small pile.
- Place PCD around site, pour powder into PCD. Place foam insert may be placed in center of PCD to cover powder.
- Hold continuous pressure for 2 minutes to form seal; may need to increase hold times as necessary for anticoagulated patients or larger catheters.
- If bleeding continues, reapply more powder as necessary and hold manual pressure until bleeding stops.
- Cover with transparent dressing following normal protocol; press and form transparent dressing around powder to help contain powder around access site.
Site should remain dry and intact until next scheduled dressing change. You may feel a slight warming from the powder as it forms the seal.
Instructions for Use – Skin Tears, Avulsions and Other Non-Suturable Wounds
Application includes 1 bottle, 1 Powder Containment Device (PCD) and 1 product description label.
Use of the PCD is optional. The PCD and foam insert can help contain powder when applied to vertical surfaces.
- Clean wound and ensure blood or exudate is present.
- Tap bottom of bottle to pour powder directly onto blood or bloody exudate. Cover bleeding area completely. Occasionally upon application, a temporary warming or stinging sensation is felt.
- Apply pressure for 30 seconds to 2 minutes to form the protective seal. (Do not use gauze to hold pressure because it will adhere to the wound bed, dislodge the seal and cause a rebleed) If bleeding continues, repeat application.
- Dress the wound with non-adherent dressing. The protective seal is safe to leave in place until it falls off naturally.
To remove StatSeal: If StatSeal Powder must be removed, as determined by a healthcare professional, brush away loose powder then wet the seal with sterile water/saline until seal starts loosening from the wound. Gently scrape off loosened seal with gloved finger. Repeat as needed.