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3M™ Kerramax Care™ Super-Absorbent Dressings

3M™ Kerramax Care™ dressing is a sterile, super-absorbent dressing for use on moderate to highly exuding wounds. Absorbs exudate and locks it away inside the dressing, helping to reduce skin maceration. High absorption and retention can enable fewer dressing changes and minimize disturbance to the wound bed.

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• Sterile, super absorbent dressing for use on exuding chronic wounds
• Absorbs exudate and locks it away inside the dressing, helping to reduce skin maceration
• High absorption and retention enables fewer dressing changes and minimizes disturbance to the wound
• Soft, non-woven material for patient comfort
• Super-absorbent core locks in exudate
• Unique horizontal wicking layer
• Heat-sealed border to prevent exudate leakage


3M™ Kerramax Care™ Super-Absorbent Dressings are suitable for use on exuding wounds including leg ulcers, pressure injuries, and diabetic foot ulcers.
3M™ Kerramax Care™ Super-Absorbent Dressings are suitable for use under all forms of compression.


Known allergy or hypersensitivity to any of the components of 3M™ Kerramax Care™ Super-Absorbent Dressings (sodium polycrylate, viscose, polyethylene terephthalate, vinyl acetate). There are no known side effects of 3M™ Kerramax Care™ Super-Absorbent Dressings.
3M™ Kerramax Care™ Super-Absorbent Dressings should not be used on: eyes, mucous membranes, or tendons, due to the risk of dehydration; any cavity or sinuses, as the dressing will swell on absorption; dry wounds, as the absorption capacity may cause sticking to the wound or cause the wound to dry out and become painful.
3M™ Kerramax Care™ Super-Absorbent Dressings are not hemostat and should not be used on bleeding wounds.

Warnings and Precautions

For single use only.
For external use only.
Do not reuse. Reusing will cause cross-contamination.
Do not cut the dressing.
Dispose in normal waste if used in a household.
Dispose in special clinical waste if used in establishment.

How Supplied/Sizing
2"x2", 4"x4", 4"x9", 5"x6", 8"x9", 8"x12", 8"x20".
Product features
cancel Adhesive border
cancel Antimicrobial format available
cancel Compatible w/ topicals
cancel Cuttable
check_circle Flexible
check_circle Intact when saturated
check_circle Moisture vapor permeable
check_circle Non-linting
check_circle One-piece removal
check_circle Secondary dressing required
cancel Self-adhering
check_circle Silicone-based adhesive
check_circle Usable on infected wounds
check_circle Variety of sizes
Other features
cancel Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
check_circle Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Acute Wounds
Cavity Wounds
Chronic Wounds
Deep Wounds
Dehisced Wounds
Diabetic Foot
Granulating/Epithelializing Wounds
Infected Wounds
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
Non/Minimally Exudating Wounds
Palliative Wounds
Pressure Ulcers
Sloughy Wounds
Superficial Wounds
Surgical Wounds
Venous Ulcers

Mode of Use/Application

Clean the wound according to local protocols. Select an appropriate dressing size. The dressing pad needs to overlap the edge of the wound. Open the pack and lay the sterile pad onto the wound. Either side of the sterile pad may be used. Lightly cover with a bandage to secure the dressing.

Removal & Change Frequency

Check the dressing at regular intervals and change according to the clinical condition of the wound, or when saturated. If the condition of the wound deteriorates, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional. 3M™ Kerramax Care™ Super-Absorbent Dressing can be left in place for up to seven days. However, this depends upon the condition of the wound and the skin in the periwound area.

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