3M Tegaderm +Pad Film Dressing Features
- Provides a barrier to bacteria and viruses - Sterile wound dressing provides an effective bacterial and viral barrier
- Practical for patients - Waterproof film lets patients shower without removing the dressing if the dressing is fulling intact and not lifting
- Enhances patient comfort - Unique, non-adherent pad won't stick to the wound, allowing normal wound healing with less pain and trauma
- Helps support healing - Breathable film allows skin to function normally with good exchange of moisture vapor and oxygen
- Easy to apply - Conforms to body contours and flexes with movement or swelling. Can be worn up to 4 days
- Convenient for clinicians - Available in a wide range of sizes for most common applications
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When to use?
- Dressings for wounds, to protect skin and for use over IV catheters and other intravascular and percutaneous devices
Primary Dressing Applications
- Post-surgical dressing to protect clean, closed wounds
- Fragile, at-risk skin
- Light-to-moderately draining wounds
- Superficial and partial thickness wounds
- Acute wounds such as cuts, burns and abrasions
- To secure or cover devices - Chronic wounds
- IV catheter sites (peripheral and central lines)
Secondary Dressing Applications
- Over hydrogels, alginates, and gauze
- It is designed for covering acute wounds such as cuts, superficial and partial-thickness burns, abrasions, IV catheter sites, and surgical incisions.
- It is also designed for covering low exuding superficial and partial-thickness chronic wounds including pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, and diabetic foot ulcers. Follow your “gauze and tape” protocol for use.
Storage and Shelf Life
For best results, store in a cool, dry place. For shelf life, refer to the expiration date which is printed on each package.
How to apply 3M Tegaderm Dressing?
- Instructions for use (Dressing selection)
Choose a dressing size large enough to provide a margin that adheres to dry healthy skin around the catheter or wound site.
- Site preparation
- Prepare the site according to institution protocol.
- Clipping of hair at the site may improve adhesion. Shaving is not recommended.
- Allow all prep liquids to completely dry before applying the dressing to prevent skin irritation and ensure good adhesion.
1. Open the package and remove sterile dressing. Peel the paper liner from the paper-framed dressing, exposing the adhesive surface.
2. Position the framed window over the wound site and apply dressing. Do not stretch the dressing during application as tension can cause skin trauma
3. Press the dressing into place. Remove the paper frame from the dressing while smoothing down the edges.
4. Seal securely around wound site. Firmly smooth adhesive border to the skin.
5. Finished Tegaderm +Pad Dressing on laminectomy
1. Low and slow: Using a tape strip to aid in lifting a dressing edge, secure a piece of medical tape to one edge of dressing and rub firmly
2. Support the skin with your fingers while slowly peeling the dressing back over itself, rather than pulling it up from the skin. Gently remove the entire dressing.
- Site Care
- The site should be observed for signs of infection or other complications. If infection is suspected, remove the dressing, inspect the site directly, and determine appropriate medical intervention. Infection may be signaled by fever, pain, redness, swelling, or an unusual odor or discharge.
- Change the dressing according to institution protocol, or when the barrier properties have been compromised.
- Stop any bleeding at the site before applying the dressing
- Do not stretch the dressing during application as tension can cause skin trauma
- Make sure the skin is dry and free of soap residue and lotion to prevent skin irritation and to ensure good adhesion
- The dressing may be used on an infected site only when under the care of a health care professional
- Do not use the dressing as a replacement for sutures and other primary wound closure methods
What is 3M Tegaderm Pad Film Dressing with Non-Adherent Pad used for?
It is a sterile, waterproof, and breathable wound dressing that can be used to cover and protect wounds. The non-adherent pad helps prevent the dressing from sticking to the wound and causing further injury, making it ideal for use on delicate or sensitive skin.
How often should I change the dressing?
The frequency of dressing changes will depend on the type and severity of the wound, as well as the amount of drainage or exudate. It is generally recommended to change the dressing at least once a day, or more frequently if the dressing becomes wet or soiled.
Is the dressing waterproof?
Yes, It is waterproof, meaning it can be worn while showering or bathing without compromising its effectiveness.
Is the dressing sterile?
Yes, It is sterile and should be used only once. Discard any unused dressing after opening.