3M™ Tegaderm™ Transparent Film Dressing
3M™ Tegaderm™ Transparent Film Dressings can be used to cover and protect catheter sites and wounds, to maintain a moist environment for wound healing and to secure devices to the skin.
• Conformable dressing flexes with skin for greater patient comfort
• Unique shapes and designs for both IV and wound needs
• Provides a waterproof, sterile barrier to external contaminants including liquids, bacteria and viruses
• Made with a hypoallergenic, latex-free adhesive that is gentle to the skin yet holds catheters and other devices in place
3M™ Tegaderm™ Transparent Film Dressing can be used to cover and protect catheter sites and wounds, to maintain a moist environment for wound healing or to facilitate autolytic debridement, as a secondary dressing, as a protective cover over at-risk skin, to secure devices to the skin, to cover first- and second-degree burns, and as a protective eye covering. Do not use the 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 the dressing during application as tension can cause skin trauma.
Make sure the skin is clean, free of soap residue and lotion and allowed to dry thoroughly before applying the dressing 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.
Antimicrobial ointments containing polyethylene glycol may compromise the strength of the 3M™ Tegaderm™ Transparent Film Dressing.
3M™ Tegaderm™ Transparent Film Dressing should not be re-sterilized by gamma, E-beam or steam methods.
|Antimicrobial format available|
|Conforms readily to wound||●|
|Impermeable to outside contaminants|
|Moisture vapor permeable||●|
|Usable on infected wounds|
|Variety of sizes||●|
|Educational Material Available||●|
|Free Samples/Trials Available|
|Published Clinical Article Available|
First- and Second-Degree Burns
Click here to view the Instructions for Use for 3M™ Tegaderm™ Transparent Film Dressing.
3M Health Care provides a skin health program that covers the continuum of care from healthy skin maintenance and prevention for at-risk skin, to early intervention and protection of damaged skin.