Easy to apply and very effective immediate treatment

Water-Jel is a water-based, water-soluble gel that draws the heat out of a burn while it relieves the pain, cools the skin, and protects against airborne contamination. By applying Water-Jel as soon as possible, the heat of the burn is dissipated and helps prevent the heat from progression deeper into the skin.

The gel consists of 96% water and has the same cooling effects as water, but because it is thick, it stays on the burn and doesn't evaporate. Water-Jel also contains a small amount of the natural extract Melaleuca Alternifolia, better known as Tea Tree. This has anti-bacterial activity to help prevent infection. Water-Jel also contains thickening agents and preservatives to maintain the gel's viscosity, efficacy and give it a 5-year shelf life.

Water-Jel has been adopted by first responders, including EMS, Fire Departments and the police. Water-Jel is widely used in industrial and manufacturing plants, food service settings, welding sites and the military. The US Navy and the US Marines employ it in shipboard fire fighting gear, corpsman's equipment and individual combat kits (the last item mainly for the control of white phosphorous injuries so commonly seen in modern day warfare).

Water-Jel Technologies worked together with specialist all around the world to meet the high requirements for the pre-hospital treatment of burn injuries. There are 4 primary requirements for the treatment of burn injuries accepted internationally and Water-Jel fulfils all 4 together in just one simple step.

The international requirements to a modern burn treatment are:

1. Cool the burn site

Water-Jel burn dressings and fire blankets can absorb temperature in excess of 2.000 degrees Fahrenheit (1.100 degrees Celsius). Human tissue begins to cook at 108 Degrees Fahrenheit (42 degrees Celsius), human bone carbonises at 1.400 Degrees Fahrenheit (760 degrees Celsius), a very deep heat sink is required to take away these levels of temperature quickly, to prevent further dermal necrosis and take away the pain, giving comfort to the casualty.

2. Keep vital fluid on site

Because of its gelatinous nature Water-Jel will ensure that site fluids will not evaporate through or soak into the dressing. Water-Jel dressings carry approximately 13 times their own weight in gelatinised sterile water, these dressings may be lifted off site for wound assessment at any time during management without fear of them adhering to the burn site.

3. Prevent further contamination

Water-Jel's specially formulated sterile and bacteriostatic gel has a clinically calculated volume per square centimetre formula for maximum effectiveness and coverage of all zones (Hyperemia, Stasis, Coagulation) of the burn site. The carrying medium is a patented sterile woven polyester, providing a lay-over application feed system. NB: pressure should never be applied to a burn site or its surrounds in an effort to achieve greater coverage. Water-Jel has also been tested for its microbiological efficiency, offering positive inhibition for the following micro-organisms: Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginose, Bacillus subtilis, Candida albicans, Aspergilus niger.

4. Does not cause treatment induced hypothermia

Water-Jel burn dressings and fire blankets do not induce hypothermia, because of their special formulation, the heat of the burn site is absorbed into the gel where it circulates in ever increasing circles drawing the heat out of the burn, this in turn leaves the burn site covered by a warm dressing from which the excess heat is released to the surrounding atmosphere.