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How HemCon Dressings Work

HemCon Bandages work by becoming extremely sticky when in contact with blood. This adhesive-like action seals the wound and controls bleeding. HemCon products are fabricated from chitosan, a naturally occurring, bio-compatible polysaccharide. Because chitosan has a positive charge, it attracts red blood cells, which have a negative charge. The red blood cells create a seal over the wound as they are drawn into the bandage, forming a very tight, coherent seal. In addition to providing hemostasis, HemCon dressings also offer an antibacterial barrier. HemCon Bandages are an effective solution that reduces time to hemostasis, even for patients on anticoagulants.

Enabling Hemostasis and the Natural Coagulation Pathway

Hemostatic HemCon dressings from HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. quickly enable hemostasis and allow the body to naturally journey through the coagulation pathway in order to clot.  

Working independently of the clotting cascade, the HemCon dressing forms a tight, frontline and supportive seal when in contact with blood. The dressing quickly stems blood loss and allows the patient to gain the critical time needed to reach care or allow the coagulation pathway to be effective.

Journey to Coagulation

Trauma  ⇒ Bleeding  ⇒  HemCon Dressing  ⇒  Sealed wound  ⇒  Coagulation Pathway

Stages of Hemostasis

  • Bleeding occurs due to wound or puncture
  • HemCon dressing is applied with direct pressure
  • When in contact with blood, the dressing forms a tight, supportive “first seal” that serves as an effective barrier  to control localized bleeding.
  • This supportive, primary seal allows the body to effectively activate the coagulation pathway, initially forming organized platelets.
  • The HemCon dressing is designed to maintain its seal and serve. As a support structure as these platelets continue to aggregate, the body proceeds with its natural clotting process.
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Powerful Antibacterial Barrier
HemCon Bandages provide a strong antibacterial barrier against MRSA, VRE, acinetobacter baumanii and other dangerous antibiotic resistant organisms.
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