HALO Seal is one of the first modern chest seals to the market. When the Gulf War was heating up, Combat Medics were looking for an a chest seal that was durable, highly adhesive, easy to use and able to perform in a wide range of operational environments. HALO Seal was created to prevent and treat a tension pneumothorax, the second leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield. HALO Seal, HALO Vent and HALO XL feature the following:
- Highly effective medical grade hydrogel that allows the HALO Seal to stick in wet, bloody, sandy or harsh environments.
- Features Scrim, a non-woven material that is added to the HALO hydrogel to keep the gel from migrating in high heat environments.
- Temperature range of -30° - 140° F.s.
Outer Tape Edge
- Tape edge is more forgiving when handling with gloved or bare hands.
- Outer tape edge has a wider operating temperature range and performs better in freezing temperatures, thus allowing the hydrogel time to warm to body temperature.
Size and Shape
- Covers a greater surface area, and aids in coverage of larger, unpredictable wound patterns.
- Oval shape allows for greater adherence around the contours of the body.
- Large pull tab allows for effective placement and wound burping.
- Durable packaging is impenetrable to water, air, gases, and is puncture and tear resistant.
- Material can be used as an additional occlusive barrier by using tape to secure the barrier.
- The package contains tear notches at all 4 corners.
Halo Seal Documentation