First Aid Responder Level 3 (VTQ)

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Packing a Wound with Celox Z Fold Haemostatic Dressing

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Using Celox Z-Fold Gauze for Wound Packing: Comprehensive Guide

Product Overview

The Celox Z-fold gauze packaging contains essential information on the front and detailed instructions on the back, including the expiry date.

Handling and Preparation

To access the gauze, tear or cut along the top of the packaging, ensuring gloves are worn during handling.

Advantages of Z-Fold Format

The Z-fold format facilitates ease of use, particularly in emergency situations.

Application Process

Celox Z-fold gauze is designed for packing wounds, a procedure that involves direct contact with blood.

Material Composition

The gauze is impregnated with Celox, a haemostatic agent that promotes clotting upon contact with blood.

Cautionary Note

Handle with care, wearing gloves to prevent accidental contact with eyes or skin.

Locating the Bleeding Source

Begin by identifying the source of bleeding using a standard dressing to mop inside the wound.

Direct Pressure Application

Once the bleeding source is identified, apply direct pressure with a gloved hand to control bleeding.

Wound Packing

Take the Celox gauze and pack it directly into the wound, ensuring a snug fit.

Pressure and Duration

Apply direct pressure for three minutes, checking for bleeding cessation. Repeat for an additional three minutes if necessary.

Using Celox Rapid

If using Celox Rapid, apply pressure for only 60 seconds.

Bandaging and Documentation

Once bleeding is controlled, bandage the wound with a standard pressure dressing, ensuring the Celox wrapper is tucked underneath for hospital reference.

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