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McKesson Contact Layer Dressings

McKesson Contact Layer Dressings are thin, transparent dressings that prevent absorbent dressings from sticking to the wound or surrounding skin. Can be used as protective layer on superficial wounds and very fragile skin.

McKesson Medical-Surgical

McKesson Medical-Surgical offers comprehensive product and technology solutions for long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and home medical equipment suppliers to help streamline processes, enhance the quality of care, and reduce costs.
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• Versatile dressing to be used on a variety of wounds when used with a secondary dressing
• Can be used as a protective layer on superficial wounds that are not discharging and on areas of skin that are very fragile
• Prevents an outer dressing from sticking to the wound and periwound area
• Open perforated structure allows exudate to pass vertically into the outer absorbent dressing and enables easy delivery of topical treatments
• Gentle, silicone gel adhesive
• Adheres to skin without sticking to moist wound beds
• One-sided contact layer dressing allows easy application by preventing gloves and scissors from sticking to the dressing
• Flexible, waterproof polyurethane conforms to the shape of the wound and body contours for comfortable, lasting use
• Thin, translucent design allows the caregiver to assess wound progress without having to remove the dressing
• Allows for fewer dressing changes and fewer disturbances to the wound
• Cut to fit for use on a variety of wounds


McKesson Contact Layer Dressings are advanced wound dressings that can be used on many different wounds. Typical wounds are skin tears, skin abrasions, blistering and lacerations, surgical wounds, partial-thickness burns, and leg and foot ulcers.


Contraindicated for use on third-degree burns or individuals with a known sensitivity to silicone. Not for surgical implantation.

Warnings and Precautions

Not for use with oxidizing solutions, such as hypochlorite solution or hydrogen peroxide solution (H2O2).

Storage Requirements

Store at 14°F-104°F (-10°C-40°C). Avoid storage in direct sunlight/fluorescent lighting. Store in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area with relative humidity less than 80% and no corrosive gas.

How Supplied/Sizing
3"x4", 4"x7.2".
Product features
cancel Antimicrobial format available
cancel Color change w/ moisture activation
cancel Compatible w/ topicals
check_circle Conforms readily to wound
check_circle Cuttable
check_circle Intact when saturated
check_circle Moisture vapor permeable
cancel Moldable
check_circle Non-linting
check_circle Secondary dressing required
check_circle Self-adhering
check_circle Silicone-based adhesive
cancel Usable on infected wounds
check_circle Variety of sizes
Other features
check_circle Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
cancel Published Clinical Article Available
Recommended Use

Diabetic Foot
Pressure Ulcers
Superficial Wounds
Surgical Wounds
Venous Ulcers

Mode of Use/Application

Cleanse and assess the wound bed as appropriate. Select a dressing size 1" larger than the maximum wound dimension (length or width) to allow a minimum of 1/2" of skin contact beyond the wound margin.
Remove one side of the film liner and, without tension, place dressing over wound and surrounding skin. Remove remaining film liner and, without tension, smooth dressing over wound and surrounding skin.
Use an appropriate secondary absorbent dressing to cover the contact layer dressing. See package insert for complete instructions on frequency of dressing change.

Removal & Change Frequency

McKesson Contact Layer Dressings can be left in place for up to 14 days, depending on the condition of the wound. The secondary absorbent dressing needs replacing during the 14-day period as and when needed.


12 months

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