Russell Chest Seal

Russell Chest Seal

The Russell Chest Seal ® (RCS) is a hydrogel-based dressing with an integral low-profile valve.  Its purpose is to cover penetrating chest wounds to allow air to escape from the pleural cavity without being drawn back in.  The aim is to minimise lung collapse associated with this injury and to facilitate lung re-inflation.

This Russell Chest Seal is constructed from a thin but tough material which makes it very compliant. This allows it to open and close with very small changes in pressure. The valve is quite transparent so the dressing can be positioned accurately over the wound. A large base aperture gives some latitude for inaccurate placement in high-stress environments.

Key Features

  • Fast, easy and intuitive to apply
  • Patented hydrogel base – ‘Sticks and Stays Stuck!’
  • 4 large peripheral apertures allow drainage of air and blood
  • The large central hole in base material allows quick accurate placement with reduced risk of obstructing the wound opening
  • Low profile and highly flexible
  • Compact: easy to pack into the medical kit

The Russell Chest Seals are taught on all our Qualsafe FREC Prehospital care courses, which can be found HERE

£21.50 +VAT

2 in stock (can be backordered)