Celox RAPID is an innovative hemostat dressing targeted primarily at the military, tactical, law enforcement and emergency medical services markets.
Celox RAPID can be used to control severe bleeding faster than other hemostat dressings. With faster packing and faster compression, up to three minutes can be saved on caring for a casualty. Saving time increases the chances of survival for the casualty and for the whole team in a hostile or emergency situation.
Celox RAPID Gauze offers a Z-fold presentation hemostat bandage, using the same instinctive steps as Celox Gauze: just pack the wound and apply pressure. The difference is that Celox RAPID is designed to speed up both of these steps, saving critical time for you and for the casualty.
Celox RAPID uses Chito-RTM with activated chitosan to control bleeding. Chito-R sticks to wet tissue, providing pressure locally at the bleeding site, which augments the pressure applied by the responder. It is this wet stick that gives Celox RAPID the excellent results with reduced compression time, allowing Celox RAPID to reduce blood loss and save lives. The Chito-R in Celox RAPID is presented on a high volume, rapid packing gauze strip to maximise packing speed. Laboratory testing has shown that Celox RAPID Gauze could be rapidly packed on the wound on average within half the time of the predicate devices and demonstrated rapid wound adhesion the wound within one minute. It also filled a higher volume when wet and under compression than the predicate devices.