Smith & Nephew Skin Prep Protectants

Smith & Nephew Skin Prep Protectants

Brand/Manufacturer: SMITH & NEPHEW


Smith & Nephew Skin Prep Protectants are liquid film-forming protectants that, on application to intact skin, form a protective film to reduce friction during removal of tapes and films. They can be used to prepare skin attachment sites for adhesive dressings, drainage tubes, external catheters and surrounding ostomy sites.

5 Reasons to buy Skin-Prep Protectants

  • Effective protection between tape and skin
  • Reduce risk of tape stripping
  • Help tape, film, and appliance adhesion
  • Reduce friction
  • Non-irritating

Item #DescPkg Price 
420400 Protective Wipes Each $0.02
420400 Protective Wipes 50/Pack $0.29
420400 Protective Wipes 50/Pack, 20Pk/Case $4.75
420200 4fl oz, Protective Spray Each $0.49
420200 4fl oz, Protective Spray 12/Pack $5.72

Why choose Smith and Nephew Skin Prep Protectants?

  • Applies easily, even on awkward areas such as knees, elbows and heels
  • Removes easily using skin cleanser or soap and water, so unsanitary residue is not left in or around the wound area
  • Fast and easy to use, only one coat is required, so less product is used per application
  • Allows skin to "breathe" so tapes and films adhere better
  • Moves naturally with patient skin and would not crack or peel
  • May increase intervals between dressing changes
  • Pediatrician tested

When to use Smith & Nephew Skin Prep Protectants?

  • Apply as a coating to prepare the skin for adhesives
  • For skin attachment sites: drainage tubes, external catheters, surrounding ostomy sites and other adhesive dressings 
  • Provides a protective interface that may reduce friction during the removal of tape
  • May reduce irritation from contact with body wastes and stoma fluid
  • For use in sensitive stoma areas as a skin protectant
  • Form a protective film on skin which may reduce exposure to urine and feces
  • Note: Skin Prep should only be used on intact skin

What to buy with Skin Prep Protectant?

How to use Skin-Prep Protective Barrier Wipes or Spray?

How to apply Skin-Prep Liquid Film Forming Protective Barrier?

  1. Skin should be clean and dry prior to application of Skin Prep Protective Barrier Wipes or Spray.
  2. Apply a uniform coating over entire area you wish to protect, i.e., around stoma, under dressing, catheter site, etc.
  3. Skin Prep will dry in approximately 30 seconds. If you miss an area that you intended to cover, wait until the original area of application has dried, then reapply to the missed area.
  4. For maximum protection, an optional second coating of Skin Prep protectants may be applied and allowed to dry before covering area with dressing or other adhesive product.
  5. If Skin Prep is applied to an area with skin folds or other skin-to-skin contact, make sure that skin-contact areas are separated to allow the coating to thoroughly dry before returning to normal position.

How to remove Skin-Prep Protectants?

  1. The removal of adhesive products may also remove Skin Prep. Reapplication is necessary any time that adhesive products are changed.
  2. Removal of Skin Prep is not necessary before reapplication. Clean and dry the area and apply fresh Skin Prep Wipes or Spray as directed above.

  • For external use only
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • In the case of accidental contact, flush eyes well with water
  • Do not apply directly to open wounds or in deep puncture wounds
  • Should redness or other signs of irritation appear, discontinue use

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How do I remove it?
Lorraine - 8/8/2017 7:38:35 AM
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Remove Skin Prep easily using skin cleanser or soap and water. This way no unsanitary residue is left in or around the wound area.
Customer Care - 8/8/2017 8:00:53 AM
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Can I use them for silicone condom catheters?
Silas - 8/8/2017 7:38:09 AM
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Skin Prep Protectants are good to be used for silicone condom catheters. They ease the removal of catheter and prevent skin irritation.
Customer Care - 8/8/2017 8:00:29 AM
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Can they be used for skin irritation?
Cade - 8/8/2017 7:37:44 AM
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Yes, Skin Prep Protectants can be used for skin irritation.
Customer Care - 8/8/2017 8:00:08 AM
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How many coats of this product are required?
Seline - 8/8/2017 7:37:18 AM
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Only one uniform coating is required over the entire area you wish to protect. For maximum protection, an optional second coating of Skin Prep may be applied.
Customer Care - 8/8/2017 7:59:48 AM