What is a Cheat Seal?
Chest seal is a medical device used to treat open chest wounds, also known as sucking chest wounds.
Why are chest seals vented?
Chest seal is designed to prevent air from entering the pleural cavity, which allows the lung to re-expand and relieves the pressure on the heart and other organs. The device is typically made of a thin, flexible material, such as silicone or hydrogel, and is coated with a strong adhesive that allows it to adhere tightly to the skin around the wound.
The use of chest seals has been shown to significantly reduce mortality rates in patients with open chest wounds, making them a critical life-saving device in emergency situations.
Instruction for Use
- Clean and dry wound.
- Remove protection liner from
- Place dressing on patient adhesive
- Press dressing firmly to skin to assure an occlusive seal