Celox Granules

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Using Celox Granules for Hemostasis: Step-by-Step Instructions

Overview

Celox granules serve as a haemostatic agent in granular form, facilitating rapid wound treatment.

Preparation

Prior to application, always wear gloves for safety.

Identifying the Bleeding Source

Locate the wound by gently patting around the area with a standard dressing to reveal the bleeding point.

Application Process

Utilize Celox granules by pouring them directly onto the wound, initiating clot formation upon contact with blood.

Direct Pressure Application

Apply direct pressure over the wound for three minutes to facilitate effective clotting.

Assessment and Reapplication

After three minutes, assess if bleeding has ceased. If bleeding persists, continue direct pressure for an additional three minutes.

Wound Dressing

Once bleeding is controlled, apply a secondary dressing over the wound to secure the Celox granules in place.

Documentation

Tuck the Celox packet wrapper underneath the dressing for medical reference.

Post-Application Care

Leave the Celox granules in place; do not attempt to remove them. Celox does not generate heat, making it comfortable for the patient.

Application Demonstration

Watch the Celox granules in action and learn how to apply them effectively for rapid wound sealing.

Procedure

Open the Celox packet by tearing or cutting the top. Pour the granules onto the wound and mix gently to initiate clot formation.

Cautionary Note

Celox is safe to use but may cause dryness if contact occurs with eyes or mouth. Drink plenty of water to alleviate dryness.

Example Scenario

Imagine a severe chainsaw cut; Celox granules provide quick and efficient wound sealing, allowing for prompt evacuation to emergency services.

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