Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing Features
- This transparent dressing provides a moist environment for enhanced wound healing
- Versatility allows you to use one product for many applications
- Breathable film allows moisture vapor and oxygen exchange
- For I.V. sites, water vapor and oxygen are easily exchanged to permit normal functioning of the skin
- The Unique, thin film conforms to the body and flexes with the skin for greater patient comfort
- Offer borders reinforced with a soft cloth fabric, designed to reduce edge lift and increase patient comfort
- The Tegaderm dressing provides good initial adhesion without building to excessive levels over time. Even for dressings left in place for extended periods, the risk of patient discomfort and skin trauma are minimal when the dressing is removed
3M Tegaderm Transparent Dressing Uses
- Peripheral and midline catheters
- Subclavian and jugular catheters
- PICC lines (peripherally inserted central catheters)
- Pulmonary artery catheters
- Tunneled catheters and implanted ports
- Epidural catheters
- Dialysis catheters
- Subcutaneous insulin catheters
- Umbilical catheters
What are the Wound Management and Site Protection Applications of 3M Tegaderm Dressing?
- Clean, closed surgical incisions
- Skin graft donor sites
- Stage I or II pressure ulcers
- Superficial wounds such as abrasions, skin tears and blisters
- First and second-degree burns
- Protective cover to prevent skin breakdown
- Secondary dressing over gauze, alginates or hydrogels
- Protective eye covering
How to use 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing?
Prepare the wound according to institution protocol. Allow all cleansing solutions and skin protectants to dry completely. For Tegaderm dressings in the original frame style, remove and discard the center panel.
Peel the liner from the dressing, exposing the adhesive surface
View the site through the film and center the dressing over the wound. Do not stretch the dressing during application.
Slowly remove the frame while smoothing down the dressing edges. Then smooth the entire dressing from the center toward the edges using firm pressure to enhance adhesion.
For dressings supplied with a label, record information, then place it on or near the dressing
If you would like to know how to use 3M Tegaderm Dressing on hard-to-apply areas, please take a look at 3M Tegaderm Dressing Application Guide
Precautions to take while using Tegaderm Dressing
- Stop any bleeding at the site before applying the dressing
- Do not stretch the dressing during application as tensioncan cause skin trauma
- Make sure the skin is clean, free of soap residue andlotion and allowed to dry thoroughly before applyingthe dressing to prevent skin irritation and to ensuregood adhesion
- The dressing may be used on an infected site, onlywhen under the care of a health care professional
- Tegaderm Transparent Dressings should not bere-sterilized by gamma, E-beam or steam methods
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3M Tegaderm Dressing - Frequently Asked Questions
How often do you change Tegaderm dressing?
There is no stated wear time for the 3MTegaderm Dressing. The tegaderm dressing should be changed if it is lifting off, leaking, or if wound fluid has accumulated under the adhesive border. It is highly recommended to consult a doctor first and make sure to replace them if and whenever required/recommended by the doctor.
Can you put Tegaderm directly on wound?
Yes, 3M Tegaderm Film Dressing may be used to cover the wound provided the wound site is not infected.
Are Tegaderm dressings waterproof? Can you swim with a waterproof bandage?
Tegaderm Dressings feature a proven waterproof technology which allows patients to bathe, shower, or even swim, while still letting air in for maximum wound comfort and care. Caretakers just need to make sure the dressing is completely sealed around the catheter or wound. Tegaderm Dressings are breathable, sterile, transparent, and waterproof. They serve as a perfect barrier to external contaminants.
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