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Wound Care-Hemostatic Agent

Clinical Indications:

    Serious hemorrhage that can not be controlled by other means.

Contraindications:

    Wounds involving open thoracic or abdominal cavities.

Procedure:

    1. Apply approved non-heat-generating hemostatic agent per manufacturer's instructions.

    2. Supplement with direct pressure and standard hemorrhage control techniques.

    3. Apply dressing.

Competency Based Skill Requirements:

    Maintain knowledge of the indications, contraindications, technique, and possible complications of the procedure. Assessment of this knowledge may be accomplished via quality assurance mechanisms, classroom demonstrations, skills stations, or other
    mechanisms as deemed appropriate by the local EMS System.

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