FAQ Level 3 Award for First Responders on Scene: Emergency First Responder (RQF) FROS® - Online Blended Part 1

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Celox A

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Celox A, the A stands for an applicator. Now, Celox A is basically a sort of syringe, a plunger, which actually puts the Celox granules directly into a wound. So, if you've got something like a stab wound or a bullet wound, or any deep puncture wound, this is just ideal because you can actually put it directly into the cut and apply the granules right at the base and then slowly pull them out. So, with anything like this, obviously, you'd be wearing your gloves. The actual unit itself has all the details on it, the expiry date's on the back, you've got the instructions and how to actually use it. So how to use it? You can tear it along the top to open it. If not, just take some scissors and just cut along the top. Then, if you open up the packet, you can remove the two sections that are inside. First is the plunger, and the second is the section that's got the granules in. So what you need to do with this is take the cap off of the top, so that it allows the plunger to go in, and we take the blue cap off the bottom, and then taking the plunger with the smaller end, pop that into the end, and now it's ready to use.

So what we do then is you're finding where the wound is, sometimes you may have to, with your gloved hand, put it in to actually find the source of bleeding, or make sure you know where the hole is, open that up, insert that deep into the cut, and then you would push on the end and slowly remove it, applying the granules as you go, so you're applying a lot of force on there. It will take a bit of force, and don't pull it out too quick cause then all of the granules will go on the outside of the body. So that's you push, and push, and push, and then pull it out to the very end, and then dressing and direct pressure for three minutes. Take your hand away, look and see if the bleeding has stopped. If the bleeding hasn't stopped, another three minutes of pressure onto it, and then we can put a normal pressure dressing on. But remember, in on the bandage, make sure you put the wrapper so that the hospital know what's actually been administered into the cut.

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