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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.
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.
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
*Dressing and packaging are night vision optimized for visibility in all light conditions
**Non-valve is packaged two per pouch
SAM Chest Seal Brochure
SAM Chest Seal Fact Sheet
SAM Chest Seal Marketing Text
(December 16, 2010) SAM Chest Seal Addresses the 2nd Leading Cause of Preventable Deaths on the Battlefield
Video ResourcesSAM Chest Seal Overview
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