SAM Chest Seal

SAM Chest Seal

OCCLUSIVE DRESSING FOR OPEN CHEST WOUNDS

WHAT IS THE SAM® CHEST SEAL

The SAM® Chest Seal is our new occlusive dressing designed for treating open chest wounds (also known as a sucking chest wound), a life-threatening situation that could lead to tension pneumothorax. This is the second leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield.

WHY THE SAM® CHEST SEAL

Key features of the SAM® Chest Seal include its strong adhesive and its flexible construction which allows conformability over the wound. The adhesive properties have been tested to simulate various environments including adhesion to hair, sweat, blood, in the presence of sand, submersion in water, and during extended wear. The chest seal also adheres under extreme heat and cold.

Another key advantage of the strong adhesion is its ability to reseal, making it ideal for venting the wound. The SAM® Chest Seal addresses other military needs including a larger dressing area, and by including a highly and rapidly absorbent 5″ x 9″ pad for cleaning the wound area before application.

NSN Non-Valve: 6510-01-621-1129

ONE-WAY VALVE OPTION

The SAM®CHEST SEAL is also available in a valve version. This version features a one-way valve, when its cap is removed. The one-way valve provides for low resistance flow of air out of the chest cavity while preventing ingress. The valve is also designed to prevent blockage internally. With the cap in place, the dressing is occlusive.

The domed shape of the valve was specially designed to prevent obstruction of the air channels from items such as blankets, clothing, and body armor.

NSN Valve: 6510-01-606-7097

NIGHT VISION OPTIMIZED

With its ultimate use in global combat zones, we optimized the SAM® Chest Seal for night vision. Both the packaging and chest seal can be viewed under no light conditions with the use of a night vision device. This allows for easier placement in all light conditions.

The SAM® Chest Seal is made in the USA

THE SAM CHEST SEAL MEETS COTCCC PREFERRED FEATURES FOR CHEST SEALS

  • FDA 510(k) Cleared
  • CE Mark
  • Sterile
  • Device adheres despite the presence of blood, sweat, hair, and sand
  • Adheres despite storage as defined in Military Standard 810G
  • Easily applied in battlefield situations
  • Has tabs to facilitate removal of adhesive [dressing]
  • Minimum incidence of allergic reactions to adhesive
  • Oval shape; 6-8 inches or larger in size
  • Creates an occlusive seal
  • Ventable through lifting a flap on the seal; reseals well after venting
  • One-way valve design prevents obstruction from blankets, clothing
  • Puncture-resistant packaging; lightweight and ruggedized
  • Long shelf life; inexpensive
  • Integrity and function maintained when stored or carried in folded configuration
  • Configured for ease of use in low-light environments*
  • Packaged two per package**

*Dressing and packaging are night vision optimized for visibility in all light conditions

**Non-valve is packaged two per pouch

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Latex free
  • Transparent
  • Dual tabs to facilitate placement and removal of dressing
  • Vacuum packed tear and peel pouch
  • Works under extreme heat and cold
  • Dressing and packaging are night vision optimized
  • Elastic for conformability of curved body surfaces
  • Oval shape with thin edge layer that resists lifting or peeling
  • Biocompatible
  • Rapid, highly absorbent 5″ x 9″ pad included

ADDITIONAL FEATURES FOR OPTIONAL VALVE VERSION

  • One-way valve provides for low resistance airflow out of chest cavity while preventing ingress
  • Valve is designed to prevent blockage internally
  • Valve is designed to prevent blockage caused by external items such as a blanket
  • Cap allows occlusive option



SAM Chest Seal-General Application

The SAM® Chest Seal is an occlusive dressing designed for treating open chest wounds, a life-threatening situation that could lead to tension pneumothorax, otherwise known as a “sucking chest wound”. This is the second leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield.




SAM Chest Seal-Sand Application

The SAM® Chest Seal is an occlusive dressing designed for treating open chest wounds, a life-threatening situation that could lead to tension pneumothorax, otherwise known as a “sucking chest wound”. This video shows the adhesive qualities of the SAM Chest Seal in simulated sand conditions.




SAM Chest Seal-Night Vision Application

The SAM® Chest Seal is an occlusive dressing designed for treating open chest wounds, a life-threatening situation that could lead to tension pneumothorax, otherwise known as a “sucking chest wound”. This video shows the ability to view the SAM Chest Seal using a night vision device in low light conditions.




SAM Chest Seal-Water Test

The SAM® Chest Seal is an occlusive dressing designed for treating open chest wounds, a life-threatening situation that could lead to tension pneumothorax, otherwise known as a “sucking chest wound”. This video shows the adhesive qualities of the SAM Chest Seal after being submersed in water.


Wayne MA. Comparison of devices for emergency treatment of open pneumothorax. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012 Jan;16(1):152-187. abstract

  • SCS valved more effectively relieved tension pneumothorax than Bolin and Asherman. Adhesion of SCS valved is greater than HALO, Bolin and Asherman.

Kotora JG, Henao J, Littlejohn LF, Kircher S. A comparison of three commercially available vented chest seals for prevention of tension pneumothorax in a communicating pneumothorax porcine model. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012 Jan;16(1):152-187. Abstract

  • SCS valved, CMS Sentinel and Hyfin Vent equally effective in relieving tension pneumothorax.

Hauschild SW. Comparative adhesion testing of Chest Seals. SOMA Conference, Tampa, FL, December 12th 2011.

  • 15 male volunteers, Kunduz Afghanistan, 15 minutes jogging pre-application, 30 minutes jogging post-application. SCS more effective than Fox, HALO, Hyfin. SCS more remaining adherence than Fox, HALO, Hyfin.

Literature

SAM Chest Seal with Packaging and Absorbent Pad

SAM Chest Seal with Valve Packaging and Absorbent Pad

SAM Chest Seal-no valve

SAM Chest Seal-with valve


SAM Chest Seal-as seen with night vision

SAM Chest Seal-packaging as seen with night vision

SAM Chest Seal-close up of one-way valve

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Item number: CS062011 (non-valve version)
  • Item number: CS062010 (valve version)
  • Chest seal size: 9.2″ x 7.6″
  • Package dimensions: 6.25″ x 10″ x .25″ (non-valve version)
  • Package dimensions: 6.25″ x 10″ x .75″ (valve version)
  • Package weight: 3.2 oz. (non-valve version)
  • Package weight: 2.3 oz. (valve version)
  • Two chest seals per pouch (non-valve version)
  • One 5″ x 9″ pad per pouch
  • Made in USA
  • NSN (Valved) 6510-01-606-7097
  • NSN (Non-Valved) 6510-01-621-1129

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