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Wessex Medical Ltd

Here at Wessex Medical we are an established name on the Internet, the manager behind the company has been selling emergency medical products into the NHS marketplace for more than 30 years. The Managing Director has a background in nursing and then also as a manager with highly successful corporate companies and most recently as a partner in his own company.

Wessex Medical strives to supply our customers with a friendly and honest service. We aim to become a one stop shop for you within this market but we also anticipate getting there gradually, choosing carefully those products that we think you would find useful and developing our web site into a place where you’d like to spend some time.

The team at Wessex Medical are happy to help you with anything from a bandage to a defibrillator and when you run short of stock on a Saturday night, we will be there.

We ship globally and have customers in Europe, Africa, Australia as well as in the Middle East. If you have a product that you’d like to purchase and we do not have it on the web site, then simply give us a call and we’ll do our utmost to secure it for you.


Products

"Leads Out" style defib pads to fit the CU Medical I-PAD AED NF-1200 (Pattern)

"Leads Out" style defib pads to fit the CU Medical I-PAD AED NF-1200 (Pattern)

Description "Leads Out" style defib pads to fit the CU Medical I-PAD AED These pads are made in Europe and offer much better value than the o...

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1 Person First Aid Kit in Green Bum Bag

1 Person First Aid Kit in Green Bum Bag

The one person first aid kit comes in a smart, compact, zipped bum bag. The bag is green with an easily identifiable white cross on the outside. It...

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1 Person Travel Kit

1 Person Travel Kit

Comes in a Small Green Pouch although alternative cases are available.

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12 Volt Power Lead for the Boscarol OB2012 Portable Suction

12 Volt Power Lead for the Boscarol OB2012 Portable Suction

The Boscarol OB2012 Portable Suction Pump may be powered by a 12-volt dc power supply on the ambulance. This is the lead you need to achieve that.

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12-Lead ECG Cable - Complete to fit the Lifepak 12

12-Lead ECG Cable - Complete to fit the Lifepak 12

This is a Non-OE multi-piece 12-lead cable set for the LIFEPAK 12. It offers a considerable saving over the original design and its multi-piece design...

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12-lead ECG Cable - Main Trunk for the Lifepak 12

12-lead ECG Cable - Main Trunk for the Lifepak 12

The is the main part of the 12-lead ECG cable set, one end of which fits into the ECG socket on the Lifepak.

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22M / Male / Male T-Piece for use on breathing circuits

22M / Male / Male T-Piece for use on breathing circuits

Flexicare provides a comprehensive range of products for patients undergoing General Anaesthesia - from induction through maintenance and recovery. Wi...

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3A Aspeed Double Pump Portable Medical Suction with 1000ml or 500ml Container

3A Aspeed Double Pump Portable Medical Suction with 1000ml or 500ml Container

3A Speed Portable Medical Suction apparatus uses a robust piston-type electric aspirator featuring a double pump with an adjustable vacuum level of be...

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3D Wall Mounted AED Location Sign

3D Wall Mounted AED Location Sign

It is, of course, important to install a defibrillator in your workplace however it's just as important to make sure your workforce and visitors know ...

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3-Wire ECG cable (LP12/LP15/LP20e)

3-Wire ECG cable (LP12/LP15/LP20e)

3-Wire ECG cable by Physio-Control, specifically designed for use with the Lifepak 12, Lifepak 15 and Lifepak 20e monitor/defibrillators

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4-Wire Cable Comb (10-Pack)

4-Wire Cable Comb (10-Pack)

This cable comb is designed to help keep the chest leads from tangling around themselves and therefore help make application quicker.

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5-Lead ECG cable (LP12/LP15/LP20e)

5-Lead ECG cable (LP12/LP15/LP20e)

This is a new original 5-lead ECG cable set for the Lifepak 12 Monitor / Defibrillator. We often have used cable sets in stock too. Please ask if this...

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6mm ID Suction Tube Sterile, 3.0m with F/F Connector

6mm ID Suction Tube Sterile, 3.0m with F/F Connector

Wessex Medical offers a wide range of Suction Tube, with internal diameters (ID) from 5mm to 7mm and lengths from 2m through to 30m rolls.

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AC Power Adapter including a right angle cable for the Lifepak 15

AC Power Adapter including a right angle cable for the Lifepak 15

Download the LP15 Accessories Catalogue Here Do You Have a Question about This Product - Ask Wessex

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Accessory Pouch for 3-lead Cable

Accessory Pouch for 3-lead Cable

Stylish Accessory pouch designed to keep the ECG leads etc safe and will fit the Lifepak 1000 AED case

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Accident Hammer

Accident Hammer

This Accident Hammer is a must-have accessory for any car and could easily be a lifesaving tool. It allows an efficient and safe means of smashing ...

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Accu-Chek Performa Glucometer - Blood Glucose Meter for Diabetics

Accu-Chek Performa Glucometer - Blood Glucose Meter for Diabetics

Simple and accurate testing with improved technology makes this meter easier to test as often as you like. Watch this video to see how to easy it is t...

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Accu-Chek Performa Strips x 50 - Blood Glucose Test Strips

Accu-Chek Performa Strips x 50 - Blood Glucose Test Strips

Benefits and features Large, easy-to-read LCD display Used with easy-to-handle Accu-Chek Performa test strips Tiny blood sample: only 0.6?L o...

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Acton Doctor's Bag

Acton Doctor's Bag

The Acton Doctor's Bag makes a real statement, whilst at the same time offering a practical solution to carrying medical equipment.

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ADC ADView® 2 Modular Diagnostic Station

ADC ADView® 2 Modular Diagnostic Station

Adview 2 Advanced Configuration Download the AdView Brochure Here ADC, a world leader in core diagnostic products for more than 30 yea...

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ADC's Adscope 658 Electronic Stethoscope

ADC's Adscope 658 Electronic Stethoscope

With ADC's Adscope 658 Electronic stethoscope, you'll hear sounds you may have missed with a traditional acoustic instrument. The contact-activated mi...

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Adcuff Bariatric Sphyg Blood Pressure Cuff

Adcuff Bariatric Sphyg Blood Pressure Cuff

Our specially designed Bariatric Adcuff designed for use with most manual sphygmomanometers. Our Bariatric cuff provides a cost-effective solution ...

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Adhesive Bandage wrap for OXI-P/I (2 bags of 50 wraps)

Adhesive Bandage wrap for OXI-P/I (2 bags of 50 wraps)

Adhesive Bandage wrap for OXI-P/I (2 bags of 50 wraps) for the Lifepak 12 and Lifepak 15 monitor/defibrillators. Call 01722 410084 for any information...

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Adimals 2150 Fingertip Pulse Oximeter - Paediatric

Adimals 2150 Fingertip Pulse Oximeter - Paediatric

Our newest paediatric fingertip pulse oximeter with a fresh face!

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Adimals 618 Platinum Paediatric Stethoscope

Adimals 618 Platinum Paediatric Stethoscope

Our newest pediatric scope boasting AFD technology and a fresh face!

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Adlite Professional LED Penlight - Reusable

Adlite Professional LED Penlight - Reusable

Our finest pocket light, the Adlite Pro is the physician's choice for evaluation of the pupillary reflex.

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Adscope 600 Platinum Cardiology Stethoscope

Adscope 600 Platinum Cardiology Stethoscope

AFD Technology and a sculpted chestpiece make this the ultimate acoustic stethoscope.

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Adscope 601 Cardiac Convertible Stethoscope

Adscope 601 Cardiac Convertible Stethoscope

Combining AFD technology with a convertible design makes this the most versatile of our Cardiology scopes.

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Adscope 602 Traditional Cardiology Stethoscope

Adscope 602 Traditional Cardiology Stethoscope

One of the finest acoustic scopes available, the 602 Cardiology model combines precision crafted performance with rugged durability.

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Adscope 603 Clinician Stethoscope

Adscope 603 Clinician Stethoscope

One of our most popular acoustic scopes, the 603 combines outstanding acoustic performance with rugged durability, now with AFD technology!

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AXIOSTAT – Haemostatic Dressing

AXIOSTAT – Haemostatic Dressing

What is Axiostat®? Axiostat® is a sterile, non-absorbable haemostatic dressing intended to control moderate to profuse bleeding within minutes of an application by providing an active mechanical barrier to the wound site. Axiostat® stops moderate to severe bleeding due to cuts, abrasions, lacerations, venous/arterial punctures, surgical bleeding and more. Mechanism of action is such that Axiostat® is an extremely positive dressing that becomes very sticky in the presence of negatively charged blood and thus seals the bleeding site.

What are the advantages of using Axiostat®? Axiostat® is ready to use and can be cut to suit different wound sizes. They can be delivered through a pool of blood and is simple to apply and remove by a non-medical first responder. Axiostat® also stops bleeding faster than any available haemostat. It does not have any side effects such as viral transmission (associated with Gelatin, Collagen products) or exothermic reaction (association with Kaolin/Zeolite products).

How easy is it to use Axiostat®? Axiostat® comes in sterile multi-layered moisture barrier pouches which can be easily opened using one hand. Axiostat® can be directly applied to the bleeding site with palm pressure. It doesn’t require pre-mixing or preparation prior to use.

Can Axiostat® be cut or folded prior to use? Yes. Axiostat® can be cut into multiple pieces and used on various injuries. It can also be folded and packed into actively bleeding wounds.

How easy is it to remove Axiostat®? In case the foam is pulled out without irrigating saline will it be painful & what will happen? Axiostat® can be removed using saline or water irrigation. It will turn into a gel that can be easily peeled away without causing any trauma to the wound. This is one major advantage in using Axiostat® as it can be completely removed from wound without dislodging the already formed clot.

Does one need prior training to use Axiostat®? No. Axiostat® usage is visually represented on the pack and can be easily understood by a lay-man through minimal demonstration of usage.

What are the precautions that you need to take care while using Axiostat®? Axiostat® has a higher affinity to blood and may stick to hands if not dry. Axiostat® also needs adequate blood to wet the contact surface and this aids in quick control of bleeding.

What are the available variants of Axiostat®? Axiostat® Surgical: L88 – 8x8cm | M85 – 8x5cm | S55 – 5x5cm | V55 – 5x5cm Axiostat® Vascular: V55 – 5x5cm | V35 – 3.5×3.5cm Axiostat® Military: MIL88 – 8x8cm Axiostat® Haemodialysis: N22 – 2x2cm Axiostat® Emergency: L88 – 8x8cm | M85 – 8x5cm | S55 – 5x5cm | N14 – 1x4cm | N18 – 1x8cm Axiostat® Dental: D11 – 1x1cm | N22 – 2x2cm | N14 – 1x4cm | V35 – 3.5×3.5cm

Can the patient be taken for X-ray after application of Axiostat®? Yes. Axiostat® is X-ray compatible and provides good support to the bleeding site and facilitates easy & quick X-ray procedure.

Is Secondary dressing needed after using Axiostat®? Secondary dressing such as cotton gauze may be used to keep Axiostat® dry and in position. Axiostat® sticks to bleeding wound quickly and it eliminates the need for any other dressings.

Is Axiostat® absorbable in the body? No. Axiostat® is a non-absorbable dressing and is not an Implant. It should be removed prior to wound closure using water/saline.

Is it allergic? There have been no known reported allergic reactions from the use of Axiostat® since 2011. Chitosan used in Axiostat® does not contain any protein or allergic components.

How long can Axiostat® be kept on the wound after application? Axiostat® can be kept on wound up to 24 hours although bleeding is expected to have stopped after a few minutes.

What is Axiostat® made of? Axiostat® is made of a naturally occurring polymer known as Chitosan (Poly [β-(1,4)-2-amino- 2-deoxy- D- glucosamine],) which is a biocompatible polysaccharide extracted from shellfish. They are rigorously processed and purified prior to fabricating into the dressing and is terminally sterilized using Gamma irradiation.

What if the wound is larger than the Axiostat®? Axiostat® comes in various sizes suitable to cover standard wounds. In case wounds are larger or there is an extended laceration, multiple Axiostats can be applied side by side. We also provide custom Axiostat® size on large orders pertaining to a particular indication

What is the regulatory status of Axiostat® ? Axiostat® has been approved by USFDA 510(K), CE marked and also approved in 25+ countries. Axiostat® is manufactured in ISO 13485 and GMP certified facility.

Which variant is applicable for what purpose? Axiostat® Surgical: All ectomy cases, General surgery Axiostat® Vascular: Interventional Radiology Procedures, Interventional Cardiology Procedures(Femoral & Radial) Axiostat® Military: Gunshot wounds, Puncture or stab wounds Axiostat® Others: CVC procedure, Haemodialysis, Head & Neck Trauma, Arterial bleeding, Maxillofacial trauma, Oral surgeries

How Axiostat® is different from other surgical haemostats? Surgical haemostats are designed to control oozing bleeding during surgical procedures and they are resorbed in the body within 7 days. Surgical haemostats based on Gelatin, Collagen, Oxidised cellulose, Thrombin etc are incapable of controlling flowing bleeding and thus cannot be effectively used to control external trauma bleeding. Axiostat® works on the principle of controlling bleeding through strong adhesion independent of clotting mechanism and all surgical haemostats work on the basis of absorption and activation of the clotting cascade.

Has there been any clinical study conducted on the safety and efficacy of Axiostat®? Indian Journal of Emergency Medicine International Journal of Toxicology – Mechanism and methods International Journal of Oral Health and Medical Research Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice

Can it be substituted for Sutures? Axiostat® is not a substitute for wound closure devices such as sutures. Axiostat® provides instant temporary control of bleeding and helps the wound dry prior to suturing or any other surgical procedure

Can it be used for internal bleeding? Yes. However, Axiostat® is a non-absorbable dressing which is not to be used as an implant. Axiostat® should be removed prior to closing the wound within 24 hours.

Is there a benefit to using Axiostat® in my Angio procedures through the femoral artery? Absolutely! Using Axiostat® achieves haemostasis in under 3-5 minutes. Conventional methods of gauze & compression requires upto 30 minutes of continuous pressure application to stop the bleeding. Axiostat® also reduces the chances of rebleeding to a great extent.

What are the Warnings and Precautions for Axiostat®? Axiostat® is a non-absorbable dressing. Do not implant. It is sterile and for single use only. Do not use Axiostat® over eyes.

Will Axiostat® work on patients with bleeding disorders or who are on blood thinning drugs ? Axiostat® works independently of the natural clotting mechanism and is based on an adhesive property due to charge density of blood components.

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  • Unit 2 Portway Business Centre,
  • Castlegate Business Park
  • Salisbury
  • Wiltshire
  • SP4 6QX

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