The SAM chest seal with valves is intended to be used in emergency situations and to be left in place only while the patient is transported to the hospital.
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.
The package contains 1 adhesive dressing with valve and 1 occlusive dressing for open chest wounds.