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D-stat Dressing

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

What is a D-stat® dressing?

A D-stat dressing is a small foam pad. It contains medicine that stops bleeding. It may also contain antibiotic medicine to prevent an infection.

When is a D-stat dressing used?

A D-stat dressing is used after procedures that may cause heavy bleeding from your artery. Examples include a heart catheterization or an angiography. During these procedures, a catheter is placed through an artery in your groin and moved into your heart. A D-stat dressing may also be used after a central venous access device is removed.

How long is a D-stat dressing left in place?

Your healthcare provider will remove the dressing in 1 to 3 hours. Rarely, the dressing may be left on up to 24 hours.

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

  • You have a rash or itching where the D-stat dressing was placed.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Care Agreement

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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