Technical Information

Intended Use:

ExcelArrest® XT is indicated for use as a topical dressing for the temporary treatment of moderate to severely bleeding wounds such as surgical wounds (post-operative, donor sites, dermatological), cuts and lacerations, and is also indicated for control of bleeding from the skin at percutaneous needle access, vascular access and percutaneous catheter access sites.


ExcelArrest XT should not be used on patients with known allergies to shellfish.


• ExcelArrest XT is not intended as a substitute for appropriate standard of care procedures and meticulous surgical techniques.
• Sterility is not guaranteed if package is damaged or opened. Discard damaged or opened packages. ExcelArrest XT is a single use only device.
• If you are unable to stop the bleeding with the use of this device, use an alternate method of hemostasis treatment.
• ExcelArrest XT contains chitin from shellfish.


• ExcelArrest XT provides a strong barrier against bacteria, however, ExcelArrest XT is not a treatment for pre-existing infections.
• Expiration Date: This device should not be used after the end of the year and month shown.
• To prevent product contamination prior to application, always follow aseptic techniques.


1. Tear open ExcelArrest XT pouch and remove patch.
2. Blot excess blood from the wound with gauze pad.
3. Apply ExcelArrest XT patch to cover wound with backing face up.
4. Apply gauze over patch and press firmly for five minutes.
5. With ExcelArrest XT in place, wrap and secure bandage around wound to maintain pressure.
6. Discard any unused product after opening.
7. Once hemostasis is achieved, remove ExcelArrest XT from the wound site using sterile saline or water as needed.

Caution: Federal (U.S.) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. For detailed information regarding indications for use, warnings and precautions, see Instructions for Use.

Content taken from 50038 Rev. B