Collaclot and Pet First aid for bleeding

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Packing a wound

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In this video, we explore wound packing, a critical skill when dealing with serious injuries such as those resulting from bomb blasts or severe bites that leave a significant cavity in the tissue.

This topic might seem quite graphic, but it's essential to understand how to manage such serious injuries, particularly deep wounds with significant gaps. Instead of simply applying a dressing or a haemostatic agent on the surface, the situation calls for wound packing.

To pack a wound, we utilise COLLACLOT™, which is applied directly into the wound cavity. Once securely in place, a gauze pad or non-adherent pad can be placed on top, enabling us to apply direct pressure. This process allows COLLACLOT™ to halt the bleeding and initiate the healing process.

With the wound packed and the product securely in place, a standard dressing or cohesive bandage can be used to secure everything. It's vital to leave the packing in place and let a vet remove it to avoid causing further harm.

While it's hoped you'll never have to deal with such severe injuries, it's worth noting that wound packing could be necessary in various situations. For instance, a knife wound may require COLLACLOT™ to be folded or rolled up and then carefully inserted into the wound.

However, caution is required when packing a wound like a knife injury. Avoid forcing the packing material into the wound or causing further damage by tearing the wound open more. One of the advantages of COLLACLOT™ is its ease of application without causing harm to the animal. Its efficiency, simplicity, and non-damaging qualities make it a unique haemostatic agent for wound packing, promoting the healing process in severe injuries.