SAM Chest Seal Valved 2.0
- 65.20 Grams
- Calculated at Checkout
- Sterile, not made with natural rubber latex.
- Device adheres despite the presence of blood, sweat, hair & sand.
- Works under extremes of heat and cold.
- Both the packaging and chest seal can be seen under no light conditions with the use of a night vision device.
- Elastic for conformability of curved body surfaces.
The SAM® Chest Seal is an occlusive dressing designed to treat open chest wounds, a life threatening situation that could lead to tension pneumothorax. This is the second-leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield. The valved version features a one-way valve when its cap is removed. This provides for low resistance flow of air out of the chest cavity while preventing ingress. The dome design protects against occlusion from direct external pressure. The vacuum-sealed pouch has tear notches at each side, and can also be peeled to provide the first responder with a sterile field. For use in global combat zones. The SAM® Chest Seal is optimized for night vision, both the packaging and chest seal can be seen under no light conditions with the use of a night vision device. The SAM® Chest Seal has an optional one-way valve that allows airflow from the chest cavity while preventing ingress. Its patented design also reduces internal obstruction from blood clots or soft tissue. Removing the cap exposes the valve; reattaching the cap stops the one-way valve operation.
The rugged domed valve was specially designed to prevent external obstruction of the air channels from items such as blankets, clothing, and body armor. Superior adhesion to body with ample hair.