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- 3M Tegaderm High Performance Adhesive Foam Dressing (081574607)
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How do TegadermTM High Performance Foam Adhesive Dressings reduce the potential for maceration?
Inadequate management of wound exudate or moisture can result in peri-wound maceration. Maceration, a softening of the surrounding tissue, may cause an increased risk of infection and prolonged healing. TegadermTM High Performance Foam Adhesive Dressings technology is such that the moisture management is ideal for low- to high-draining wounds. In high moisture wound environments, there is rapid vertical wicking of wound exudate into the soft, absorbent foam layer and through to the second layer of the dressing. The second layer of the dressing, the high-capacity absorbent layer, absorbs and retains moisture away from the wound, minimizing backward moisture migration. Distribution of exudate across the moisture control layer facilitates evaporation of moisture from the wound through the highly breathable top layer of TegadermTM film.
How does the 3M Tegaderm High Performance Adhesive Foam Dressing prevent desiccation in low-draining wounds?
In a low-exudating wound, the unique construction of TegadermTM High Performance Foam Adhesive Dressing limits the evaporation of moisture out of the dressing with its moisture control layer, thereby helping to maintain a moist wound-healing environment, which is necessary for wound healing.
Is the Moisture Control Layer in the 3M Tegaderm High Performance Adhesive Foam Dressing gauze?
The Moisture Control Layer may look like gauze; however, it is an absorbent, non-woven material integrated with unique technology to change the breathability of the TegadermTM film layer in the presence of moisture to balance the moisture in the dressing and provide an optimal wound healing environment.
Does 3M Tegaderm High Performance Adhesive Foam Dressing minimize friction and shear from clothing, bedding, and other surfaces?
TegadermTM High Performance Foam Adhesive Dressings are constructed with a top layer of TegadermTM transparent film providing low-friction backing, which helps minimize friction and shear forces vulnerable body areas such as heels, the sacrum and coccyx, and bony areas on the spine.
Does 3M Tegaderm High Performance Adhesive Foam Dressing provide barrier protection against contamination including bacteria, and viruses?
Yes. TegadermTM High Performance Foam Adhesive Dressings are constructed with a top layer of TegadermTM transparent film, which, when intact and secured to the skin, provides a barrier that allows the skin to function normally but prevents wound exudate strikethrough and acts as a barrier to outside contamination, including bacteria and viruses. * in vitro testing shows that the transparent film provides a viral barrier from viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.
Can Tegaderm High Performance Foam Adhesive Dressings be worn in the shower?
Yes: The 3M Tegaderm High Performance Adhesive Foam Dressings provide a waterproof seal that allows for showering when the dressings are sealed and intact.
Can Tegaderm High Performance Foam Adhesive dressings be used over infected wounds?
Yes. Tegaderm High performance foam Adhesive dressings may be used on infected wounds under the care of a healthcare professional. See package insert for additional information.
What is the best way to remove Tegaderm High Performance Foam Adhesive Dressings?
Tegaderm High Performance Foam Adhesive Dressings can be gently removed using the following techniques: a) Gently lift the adhesive film border of the dressing while pressing down on the skin. If there is difficulty lifting the film borders, apply tape to the edge of the dressing and use the tape to lift. Continue lifting the edges until all are free from the skin surface. Remove the dressing. b) Grasp one edge of the adhesive border and gently pull it straight out, parallel to the skin, the stretch and release adhesion, carefully holding onto the dressing with the other hand. By stretching the adhesive edge of the dressing, the material expands and releases. Continue with stretch and release of the adhesive edge until all edges are free from the skin surface. Remove the dressing slowly and pull carefully in the direction of hair growth. If necessary, press a small piece of tape onto the corner to start an edge of the dressing.
Are there any precautions to consider before using Tegaderm High Performance Foam Adhesive Dressings?
Do not use Tegaderm High Performance Foam Adhesive Dressings combined with oxidizing agents such as hydrogen peroxide or hypochlorite solution. These solutions may affect the structure and performance of the polyurethane foam.
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