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How acrylic dressings offer wound care for patients and providers.

Transderm clear acrylic dressing

As a health care provider, you have nerves of steel, and that’s a good thing, because day-in and day-out, you are the first point of contact for patients presenting with wounds.

Whether acute or chronic, minor or major, you are your patients’ best advocate: helping them to heal comfortably and with dignity.

Clear Acrylic Dressings for Advanced Wound Care

3M™ Tegaderm™ Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressings are designed to help health care providers promote healing at the same time as providing patients with as much comfort as possible.

3M™ Tegaderm™ Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressings are indicated when caring for wounds such as:

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Skin tears
  • Abrasions
  • Donor site incisions
  • Superficial burns
  • Post-surgical incisions

This dressing may also be used as a protective dressing on at risk, undamaged skin or skin beginning to show signs of damage from friction or shear.

3M™ Tegaderm Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressings are clear so you can protect wounds while you watch them heal.

What makes 3M™ Tegaderm™ Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressings different?

  • Transparent – the wound can be inspected at any time and the healing process monitored without having to change the dressing.
  • Efficient Absorption – distinctively higher absorption than most other hydrocolloid dressings due to innovative wound-management technology.*
  • Extended Wear Time – can be worn until the dressing leaks, loses adhesion or needs to be removed for wound inspection.
  • Film Adhesive Border – provides good adhesion for most clinical situations. Special moist skin adhesive provides adhesion even in moist skin conditions.
  • Economical in its Application – less frequent dressing changes may save nursing time and supply cost.
  • Superior Overall Fluid Handling Capacity

*Data on file.

Tegaderm Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressing

  1. Bottom Layer: Wound exudate moves through perforations in the bottom layer of Tegaderm™ Transparent Film, which is coated with a moist-skin adhesive
  2. Middle Layer: Through the process of diffusion, wound exudate is absorbed into the patented, clear, acrylic polymer pad
  3. Top Layer: Moisture vapour is released through the top, breathable, waterproof layer of Tegaderm™ Transparent Film, which is impervious to liquids, bacteria, and viruses, providing an effective barrier to external contaminants

Patient Benefits

Waterproof & Washable: Being unable to bath or shower because you have suffered a wound is like adding insult to injury. 3M™ Tegaderm™ Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressings are waterproof, so patients can regain their sense of normalcy and maintain cleanliness.

Gentle Removal: 3M™ Tegaderm™ Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressings are gentle on skin.

Less frequent dressing changes: Better comfort for the patient due to less manipulation of the dressing during the patient wear.

Health Care Provider Uses

  • Over skin tears and superficial traumatic wounds.
  • As a primary dressing over partial and full thickness dermal ulcers including skin tears and pressure ulcers.
  • As a primary dressing over skin graft donor sites.
  • As a secondary dressing cover over wounds requiring an absorbent wound filler.
  • As a primary dressing over surgical incisions.

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