Hemostatic sponge - quick help with bleeding
Hemostatic sponge is aa yellow plate that has the smell of acetic acid. It has a corrugated surface and a porous structure, the thickness of such a sponge is from 5 to 9 mm. The haemostatic sponge is intended for topical application, it has antiseptic and haemostatic action, and also stimulates tissue repair. After the sponge is left in the wound or cavity, after a certain time it completely resolves.
When in contact with a bleeding woundhemostatic sponge causes adhesion and aggregation of platelets, therefore capillary-parenchymal hemorrhage quickly stops. This preparation contains collagen, which completely resolves within 3-6 weeks, so there is no need to remove this sponge from the wound. Biodegradation products of collagen help to stimulate the processes of wound repair, while the healing of wounds is accelerated. Due to the content of boric acid and nitrofural in this preparation, it appears both antiseptic and antimicrobial action.
Application of the drug
Hemostatic sponge is used as a haemostatic agent in the presence of the following parenchymal and capillary hemorrhages:
- from the bone marrow canal;
- from the sinuses of the dura mater;
- from the alveolar socket, which occurs after tooth extraction;
- with bleeding after liver resection;
- after holitsistektomii, when bleeding occurs from the bed of the gallbladder.
Contraindications to the use of the hemostatic sponge
Do not use this product in the presence ofincreased individual sensitivity of the organism to the components of the drug. Also, it is not used when the body is intolerant to preparations of the nitrofuran series, such as nifuratel, furazidine, nitrofural, furazolidone, nitrofurantoin, nifuroxazide. The presence of the patient's arterial bleeding or purulent wounds and pyoderma also does not allow the use of a hemostatic sponge.
No contraindications for the use of this drug during pregnancy, as well as during lactation is not revealed.
Hemostatic sponge - route of administration and dose
When removing a sponge from a package,follow the rules of asepsis so as not to cause pollution and bacteria on it. After this, the sponge is placed on the bleeding spot, and it gently presses against it for 1-2 minutes, it is also possible to hold a place with it to place it, which is then covered with a bandage. The blood-soaked sponge fits snugly against the damaged area. If it is necessary to close the damages of the parenchymal organs or the bed of the gallbladder, then the sponge is put in the damaged cavity. In the case of continued bleeding, it is possible to superimpose the second layer of the sponge. Then, the fixation of the sponge is carried out using a U-shaped seam. The amount of this preparation and its size depends on the size of the wound and the intensity of the bleeding.
When using a hemostatic sponge,manifestations in some people of allergic reactions, cases of overdose of this drug are not recorded. The effect of the haemostatic sponge is greatly enhanced if additional wetting with thrombin solution is performed before application.
Hemostatic therapy using thisThe sponge is very effective and affordable. Anyone can stop the blood in this way, it is not necessary to be an expert, since this drug is in constant sale and you do not need to have a doctor's prescription for its purchase. It is also convenient that the haemostatic sponge has a five-year shelf life, so it should be present in every home medicine cabinet.