Transparent Dressings

Transparent Film Dressing is designed with a thin sheet of see-through material to inspect the healing progress and wound drainage. It is impermeable to liquid, water, bacteria and other contaminants yet permits water vapor and atmospheric gases to pass the barrier. Transparent dressing acts as a second skin and protects the sensitive skin in pressure points. It also protects gauze covering wounds with low amounts of exudate. Shop Wound Care offers a wide range of transparent wound dressings from various top-selling brands like Tegaderm, Opsite, Suresite, Kendall, etc.

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Features of Transparent Film Dressings

Transparent wound dressings have the following features and benefits:
  • Allow visualization of the wound
  • Maintain a moist wound environment for optimal healing
  • Promote formation of granulation tissue
  • Facilitate autolytic debridement
  • Available in a variety of thicknesses and sizes to fit different types of wounds
  • Can also be used to secure and protect catheters
  • Prevent or reduce friction
  • No secondary dressing required
  • Conformable Waterproof

When to use Transparent Dressings?

Transparent film dressings are used as primary or secondary dressings in the treatment of wounds with little or no exudate like:
  • Stage I and II pressure ulcers
  • Wounds with necrotic tissue or slough
  • Partial-thickness wounds
  • Second-degree burns
  • Donor sites
  • Lacerations
  • Abrasions
Transparent dressings should not be used on wounds with moderate to heavy exudate.