Our VAT uses Surgifoam to help with hemostasis on CVAD's that have bloody drainage. Recently our IR department has been using "Combat Gauze" which is sterile and does a great job with hemostatsis. Is there any preference as to which one to use on CVAD's if both products are sterile and have the same function?
I would prefer to use one that is labeled for CVAD insertion sites such as StatSeal.
Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, NPD-BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.
PO Box 10
Milner, GA 30257
Office Phone 770-358-7861