Chest Seal Wound Dressing

A lightweight, unbreakable, self-contained item with adhesive. It is designed for managing open chest wounds or other injuries that could comprise the pleural space of the chest cavity. In addition, it is used to prevent a tension pneumothorax and/or reinflate a collapsed lung without invasive procedures. This item can be used with needle thoracentesis and can be stored in any emergency kit or bag or for aero-medical transport. May include a one-way valve which lets air escape from the pleural space without allowing air to enter.

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