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3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing - Picture Frame Style

Brand: 3M SKU: 1622W
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1-3/4" x 1-3/4" (4.4cm x 4.4cm)

SKU 1622W
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1-3/4" x 1-3/4" (4.4cm x 4.4cm)

SKU 1622W
$6.99 10/Pack
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6" x 8" (15cm x 20cm)

SKU 1628
$36.09 10/Pack

1-3/4" x 1-3/4" (4.4cm x 4.4cm)

SKU 1622W
$54.99 100/Pack
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SKU 1624W
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6" x 8" (15cm x 20cm)

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2-3/8" x 2-3/4" (6cm x 7cm)

SKU 1624W
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SKU 1624W
$37.00 100/Pack
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4" x 4-3/4" (10cm x 12cm)

SKU 1626W
$0.59 Each

4" x 4-3/4" (10cm x 12cm)

SKU 1626W
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4" x 4-3/4" (10cm x 12cm)

SKU 1626W
$29.50 50/Pack
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3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing Frame Style is a sterile, transparent, adhesive dressing used for wound care management. It is a thin, flexible, and waterproof dressing that provides a barrier against external contaminants such as water, bacteria, and viruses. The dressing is made up of a thin film of polyurethane that is coated with a medical-grade adhesive on one side. Tegaderm Transparent Dressing is designed to promote healing by providing a moist environment that facilitates the natural healing process. It also helps to prevent wound contamination and trauma by reducing friction and shear forces.

3M Tegaderm Film Dressing Benefits

  • Frame allows quick and easy placement
  • Tegaderm bandage has a breathable film that allows moisture vapor and oxygen exchange
  • Conformable and flexible for greater patient comfort
  • Optional write-on label to note dressing changes
  • Waterproof and transparent film wound dressing
  • Allows patients to take a shower
  • Sterile and latex-free


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Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing Frame Style Features

  • Transparency: allows healthcare providers to easily monitor the wound without having to remove the dressing.
  • Waterproof: the dressing is waterproof and can be worn while showering or bathing.
  • Breathable: allows oxygen to reach the wound and promotes healing.
  • Flexible: thin and flexible, conforming easily to the contours of the body and allowing for a full range of motion.
  • Sterile: the dressing is sterile, reducing the risk of infection.
  • Easy to apply: easy to apply and can be cut to fit the specific size and shape of the wound.
  • Adhesive: has a medical-grade adhesive that is gentle on the skin but strong enough to keep the dressing in place.
  • Promotes healing: creates a moist environment that promotes healing and helps prevent scarring.

When to use Tegaderm Dressing?

Tegaderm Waterproof Wound Dressings are ideal for:

IV Related Indications:
  • Subclavian and jugular catheters
  • Peripheral and midline catheters
  • PICC lines (peripherally inserted central catheters)
  • Tunneled catheters and implanted ports
  • Pulmonary artery catheters
  • Subcutaneous catheters
  • Dialysis catheters, epidural catheters, umbilical catheters, PIV
Wound Care Related Indications:
  • Closed Intact Surgical Wound
  • Skin Tears and Minor Excisions
  • Superficial Partial Thickness Burns
  • Abrasions
  • Skin Graft
  • Friction
  • Donor Sites
  • Laceration

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How to use 3M Tegaderm Film Dressing?

How to apply Tegaderm Transparent Dressing?

  1. Select a Tegaderm 3M Transparent Film Dressing size that properly covers the catheter or wound site. Ensure that a one-inch margin of dressing adheres to dry, healthy skin.
  2. Prepare the catheter insertion site or wound according to the approved protocol.
  3. To ensure good adhesion, clip excess hair where the 3M transparency film will be placed. Do not shave the skin because of the potential for micro-abrasions.
  4. Make sure your skin is free of soaps, detergents, and lotions. Allow all preps and protectants to dry thoroughly before applying the dressing. Wet preps and soap residues can cause irritation if trapped under the dressing. Products with adhesive do not stick nicely to wet or oily surfaces.
  5. Do not stretch Tegaderm dressing during application. There can be mechanical trauma to the skin if you apply an adhesive product with tension. Stretching can also cause adhesion failure.
  6. The adhesive of Tegaderm picture frame transparent dressing is pressure-sensitive. Always apply firm pressure to the dressing from the center towards the edges to ensure the best adhesion.
  7. To customize a dressing for a specific need, use sterile scissors. Cut the dressing into the desired size and shape before removing the printed liner. For best results and ease of application, cut the pieces so that a portion of the frame remains on at least two sides.
Application Instructions

How to remove the dressing?

Support the skin when removing 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing. For removal from I.V. sites, stabilize the catheter to prevent dislodgment. Use one of the following removal techniques based on the skin conditions of the patient and your own personal preference:
  • Grasp one edge of the dressing and slowly peel it from the skin. It should be done in the direction of hair growth. Instead of pulling the dressing up from the skin, peel it back over itself.
  • Grasp one edge and gently pull the dressing straight out to stretch and release adhesion.
  • Apply an adhesive remover to the adhesive edge while gently peeling the dressing from the skin.
  • To lift a dressing edge, put a piece of surgical tape on one dressing corner and rub it firmly. To help you slowly peel back the dressing use the tape as a tab.

Removal Instructions


  • Do not use the 3M Tegaderm transparent dressing as a replacement for sutures and other primary wound closure methods
  • Stop any bleeding at the site before applying the dressing
  • Do not stretch Tegaderm dressing while applying as tension can cause skin trauma
  • Make sure the skin is clean. It should be free of soap residue and lotion. Allow the skin to dry thoroughly before applying the dressing. This will prevent skin irritation and ensure good adhesion.
  • Antimicrobial ointments containing polyethylene glycols can affect the strength of the 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing
  • Only under the care of a healthcare professional, the dressing may be used on an infected site
  • 3M Dressing Tegaderm is not recommended to be re-sterilized

3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Wound Dressing User Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How does Tegaderm Film work with preps?

    Tegaderm Film has been used with CHG and iodine-based preps for more than twenty years. Testing indicates these skin preps have no effect on the adhesion of Tegaderm Film. Skin preps are not allowed to dry prior to the application of a transparent dressing, contact dermatitis (skin redness) may occur.

  2. How often to change the Tegaderm Film Dressing?

    Leave on as long as possible until the dressing becomes compromised (i.e. edge lift, rolled, or soiled) to prevent disruption of the healing process. Dressing generally changes when fluid is “excessive,” dressing is loose or routinely at 7 days.

  3. Can you put Tegaderm film on an open wound?

    Yes, provided the wound/site is not infected, 3M Tegaderm Film Dressing may be used to cover it.

  4. Do I need to remove 3M Tegaderm Film Dressings before sending the patient to x-ray?

    3M Tegaderm Film Dressings are x-ray transparent so there is no need to remove them.

  5. Can I cut 3M Tegaderm Film Dressing?

    Yes, the dressing can be cut to fit awkward body areas such as elbows, heels, and sacrum.

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