First Aid Responder Level 3 (VTQ)

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Packing a Wound with Celox Z Fold Haemostatic Dressing

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The pack of Celox Z fold gauze itself has got all the information on the front and all the full instructions on the back. It has an expiry date on the pack, you need to make sure that your stocks stay in date. You just tear it on the top, or you can take scissors and just cut along the top. Always when you're doing this for real you'd have your gloves on.  Having this in Z fold format makes it much easier to use. 

It's used to pack a wound, and this is quite gory when you think about what you're actually doing, but this actual dressing is forced into the wound, and that's where it will then react with the blood. So the way this stuff is made, it's got the fabric itself. And this is then impregnated with Celox itself. So can you see from this, there are some of the granules coming off on my fingers. So if you've got gloves on it's a good idea, because making sure you don't get this into your eyes or anything. Although it's harmless it will still cause you a bit of irritation.

The first thing you need to do is you need to find actually where the bleeding is coming from. So take another standard dressing, mop inside the wound, look in there; just put your finger in there and locate the actual source of bleeding. And then with your gloved hand, you can pop that straight in and apply direct pressure. Then when you're using the gauze, it does fit nice and tidily into your hand. 

We pack the gauze directly into the wound and it will take a few moments to actually get all that in. 

Once you've packed all that into the wound, then direct pressure for three minutes. Remove your hand and have a look, see if the bleeding has stopped. If it hasn't stopped, another three minutes of direct pressure. With the Celox Rapid, you only do that for 60 seconds. After you've done that you can bandage it up with a normal pressure dressing, and make sure you tuck the wrapper underneath so that hospital can see what you've actually applied.

Learning Outcomes:
  • IPOSi Unit three LO3.1, 3.2, 3.3 & 3.4