High performance dressings for high performance healing.

September 8, 2016 3M Canada

3M™ Tegaderm™ Foam Dressing application

For clinicians who are committed to improving quality of life for their patients, the range of 3M™ Tegaderm™ Foam Adhesive and Non-Adhesive Dressings helps deliver a solution helping to provide patient comfort, rapid absorption and protection against infection.

The 3M™ Tegaderm™ Foam Dressing is gentle to delicate skin, allows for increased wear time – due to its excellent fluid handling capabilities – and helps protect against bacterial and viral contamination.

The layers of the dressings

1.      Breathable Film

A waterproof film that is moisture vapour permeable which helps prevent wound exudate strike-through and acts as a barrier to outside contamination, including bacteria and viruses.1

2.      Super absorbent layer

Absorbs and retains moisture away from wound, reducing the risk of maceration.

  • Increase absorbency by 100%
  • Minimises backward moisture migration

3.      Moisture-control layer

Enables rapid evaporation of excess moisture out of the dressing, extending wear times.

  • Distributes moisture
  • Facilitates evaporation
  • Maintains moisture balance

layers and packaging

4.      Soft, absorbent foam layer

Absorbs and rapidly wicks excess moisture away from the wound and periwound skin.

  • Helps protect wounds
  • Non-adherent
  • Comfortable

The four layers on the 3M™ Tegaderm™ High Performance Foam Dressing work to adapt to changing levels of exudate and maintain moisture balance for optimal wound healing.

What are the benefits of the dressings – for both the patient and the clinician?

  • Reduce the risk of infection due to 3M™ Tegaderm™ Foam Dressing film backing which helps protects against external bacterial and viral contamination
  • Provide fast uptake and excellent exudate handling capabilities, thereby reducing leakage and unscheduled dressing changes
  • Allow patients to shower and lead their normal life while wearing dressing
  • 3M™ Tegaderm™ Foam Adhesive Dressing for heels (90619) is low profile, allowing shoes and socks to be worn
  • Stay in place even on difficult to dress areas, such as heels and elbows, increasing dressing wear time
  • Provide fast absorption of exudate, reducing the risk of maceration and the potential for skin breakdown
  • Allow for one-handed application and feature a unique spoke delivery system to save clinical time

Indications for the 3M™ Tegaderm™ Foam Dressings:

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Neuropathic and arterial leg ulcers
  • Under compression bandage systems for venous ulcer treatment
  • Skin tears and abrasions
  • Skin graft donor sites

3M™ Tegaderm™ High Performance Foam Dressing has been designed to be an excellent partner for 3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Compression Bandages.

To learn more about 3M™ Tegaderm™ Foam Dressings and the 3M™ Coban™ 2 Layer Compression Systems, visit our website www.3M.ca/AdvancedWoundCare

  1. In vitro testing shows that the transparent film of 3M™ Tegaderm™ brand dressings provides a viral barrier from viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage

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