The Action Dressing

Patent No. US 10,124,084 B2
  • Overview

    Velseal™ -T is a sponge based haemostatic device for control of traumatic bleeding. The ready-to-use patch consists of a sponge impregnated with clot promoting & stabilizing agents. These constituents are held in the vesicular voids of the matrix, on the internal surface of sponge. This means they are able to act rapidly when blood flows into the dressing. Once in contact with blood, the dressing enables sealing and stabilization of wound surfaces.

  • Properties
    • A novel absorbent dressing containing clot promoting & clot stabilizing agents
    • Used on external wounds to stop even severe arterial or venous bleeding within 4-6 minutes
    • Highly porous
    • No secondary bleeding
    • Does not cause exothermic reactions
    • Non-cytotoxic, non-irritant & non-sensitizer
    • Biocompatible
    • Simple to remove
    • Stops bleeding even on patients with Coagulopathy and bleeding disorders (Haemophilia)
    • No excretion of active compounds
    • Less chances of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
  • Action
    • The interconnected small voids of porous PEC sponge provide a very large surface area for the flowing blood and hold the natural clot promoting & stabilizing agents
    • A large surface area and micro-areas exert a pseudo catalytic effect on blood clotting
    • The body’s own whole blood coagulation cascade is activated
    • The blood clotting process occurs within the voids
    • Further, the presence of impregnated naturally derived clotting factors & stabilizer intensifies the clotting action & stabilizes the clot
    • Natural blood clotting continues to the injured blood vessel without affecting flow characteristics of circulating blood
  • Specifications
    Available Sizes 3cm x 3cm 3cm x 5cm 5cm x 5cm 7cm x 7cm 10cm x 10cm
    Packaging 1 pc. per inner
    Sterilization Method Gamma
    Shelf Life. 2 years from date of mfg
    Storage Temp. 2°C - 8˚C (Do not freeze)
  • Application Method

    VelSeal™-T is intended for emergency use.

    • Step 1: Open Dressing – Extract the sterile dressing from the primary packing.
    • Step 2: Application – Apply the dressing after opening the packing (within 10 minutes).
    • Step 3: Ensure that the correct side is used - Ensure that the side opposite to the marked side of VelSeal™ -T is applied on the wound, i.e. the marked side faces upwards after the application.
    • Step 4: Apply on source of bleeding - It is critical to place the dressing on the source of the bleeding, the area where the blood vessel damage has actually occurred.
    • Step 5: Hold firmly until bleeding is controlled - Apply firm, even pressure on the dressing for 4-6 minutes.
    • Step 6: Lift and check - If bleeding has been stopped after 4-6 minutes remove or else continue pressing.
    • Step 7: Apply normal dressing after removing the VelSeal™-T.
  • Precautions
    • For external use only.
    • The dressing should remain in position until the wound can be treated properly.
    • Do not use if pack is damaged/or content is wet. VelSeal™ -T is supplied as a sterile, single-use dressing. Do not re-use. Do not re-sterilize.
    • If the first attempt at application of the VelSeal™ -T is not successful, do not re-apply the same dressing, instead obtain a new dressing for re-application.
    • VelSeal™ -T must be positioned properly to the bleeding wound /actual source of the bleed. Use promptly after opening. Don’t keep open for long time as it may absorb moisture and change property/reduce efficacy.