Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, a stay-at-home mom, enjoy hunting or fishing, or live in an area prone to natural disasters, the ZipStitch laceration kit is available to add to your first aid kit.
ZipStitch is the most advanced wound closure device available outside the hospital and has been used in hospitals for more than 500,000 surgical procedures. It has been FDA cleared and can be obtained without a prescription. This allows you to treat minor cuts and lacerations anywhere, which is especially vital when an ER may be out of reach.
ZipStictch has been proven to be eight times stronger than stitches and one can close a wound up to 1.5 inches long and an eighth of an inch wide. It leaves less scarring and this surgical-quality wound closure uses no needles, is simple to use, and can avoid a painful and costly trip to the hospital.
To use, the bleeding of a cut has to be controlled and the wound cleaned to prevent infection. The ZipStich is then placed directly onto the surrounding area after drying the skin to ensure the adhesive stays on. The wound will be pulled closed as you tighten the four zip-ties on the device. A protective bandage should then be applied over the ZipStitch for the duration of the wound treatment which can last up to seven days.
To be prepared in case of emergencies, it won’t hurt to have this essential item in your backpack, trunk, kitchen, ATV, or anywhere else you might need it.
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