23 July 2019

Save Time, Save Lives – When using your current haemostatic agent, how long do you apply firm pressure for, to stop a catastrophic bleed?

Save Time, Save Lives – When using your current haemostatic agent, how long do you apply firm pressure for, to stop a catastrophic bleed?


As a part of May’s ‘Stop The Bleed’ month we asked you, our amazing SP followers, how much firm pressure time your current haemostatic agent requires in order to stop a catastrophic bleed?

We were blown away by your response, with nearly 200 paramedics, first responders, police and military personnel completing the poll across Facebook and Twitter. We’d like to say thank you to all who took part – one quick click for you contributes to a wealth of knowledge and customer understanding for us! The more we get to know you, the better service we can offer you!

The results are in...

Our survey has shown that 73% of you are applying upwards of three minutes of firm pressure with your current haemostats in order to control catastrophic bleeding. Whilst just 27% of you are using a haemostat that requires sixty seconds of direct, firm pressure in order to stop the bleed.


 A new generation of Haemostat

Not all haemostats are the same. CELOX™ Rapid is a CELOX granule and bio-adhesive coated gauze based haemostat in the CELOX Medical range. Originally developed for the military where injuries caused by gunshot or bomb blasts need to be treated as rapidly as possible to give the injured the best chance of survival. It is now being used to treat bleeding in patients all over the world by emergency medical services, security services. The gauze saves lives fast, by speeding up the packing time and reducing compression time to 60 seconds, or until bleeding stops1,4 - stopping life threatening bleeding much faster than other brands!


 The science bit...

The CELOX product range has undergone significant innovation since its first launch – as CELOX Granules – in 2006. Derived from chitosan, a natural polysaccharide, it comes in the form of micro granules. The mechanism of action for CELOX granules is through the absorption of fluid in the blood, swelling and sticking together to create a robust mechanical gel-like clot that plugs the bleeding source and seals the wound.2 This mechanism works independently of the classical coagulation pathways (i.e., does not initiate a thrombogenic response.3)


 Front line recommendations...

Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at the many success stories from real people using CELOX haemostats, including CELOX Rapid, here.

Do you have your own CELOX success story? Send your story to us by email or social media, we’d love to hear it!
If you think you could benefit from switching to CELOX Rapid or any other CELOX products or if you would like to learn more about haemorrhage control get in touch with us today on 01952 288 999 or by emailing or visit the CELOX Academy today.


1. Hoggarth A, et al. Testing a new gauze hemostat with reduced treatment time. Poster presentation at ATACCC, Ft Lauderdale, August 2011.
2. Millner RWJ, et al. Omni-Stat (chitosan) arrests bleeding in heparinised subjects in vivo: an experimental study in a model of major peripheral vascular injury. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2011; 39(6):952-954
3. Iyer P, Walker KJ, Madihally SV Increased matrix synthesis by fibroblasts with decreased proliferation on synthetic chitosangelatin porous structures. Biotechnol Bioeng 2012; 109(5):1314-1325
4. Hoggarth A et al. Mechanism of action of a rapid-acting gauze hemostat. Poster presentation at ATACCC 2011, Fort Lauderdale, FL.


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