3M Tegaderm HP Transparent Film Dressing - Picture Frame Style

3M Tegaderm HP Transparent Film Dressing - Picture Frame Style

Brand/Manufacturer: 3M
  • FSA Approved
  • Made in USA

3M Tegaderm HP (Holding Power) Transparent Film Dressing provides high adhesion that keeps the dressing in place for 7 days. Frame border helps placement without touching the adhesive. Transparent Dressings with extra holding power are used for challenging conditions including skin with moderate amounts of moisture.

Why choose 3M Tegaderm HP Film Dressing?

  • Breathable bacterial and viral barrier to outside contaminants
  • Stretch and release removal prevents skin irritation
  • Optional write-on label to note dressing changes
  • Greater holding power under moist skin conditions
  • Easy monitoring of wounds
  • Waterproof

Item # Desc Pkg Reward Price
9519HP 2-3/8" x 2-3/8", Square Shape With Label 100/Pack $3.17
9534HP 2-3/8" x 2-3/4", Sacral Shape With Label Each $0.03
9534HP 2-3/8" x 2-3/4", Sacral Shape With Label 100/Pack $2.47
9546HP 4" x 4-1/2", Oval Shape With Label Each $0.08
9546HP 4" x 4-1/2", Oval Shape With Label 50/Pack $3.46
9546HP 4" x 4-1/2", Oval Shape With Label 50/Pack, 4Pk/Case $13.17
9536HP 4" x 4-3/4", Sacral Shape With Label Each $0.08
9536HP 4" x 4-3/4", Sacral Shape With Label 50/Pack $3.71
9536HP 4" x 4-3/4", Sacral Shape With Label 50/Pack, 4Pk/Case $14.14
9548HP 5-1/2" x 6-1/2", Oval Shape Each $0.19

Tegaderm HP Transparent Film Dressing Features

Special Adhesive and Film:

Holds securely even in the presence of moderate amounts of moisture. Tegaderm HP Film has a different adhesive that provides greater holding power in moist conditions, such as:
  • Conditions of high humidity 
  • Diaphoretic patients 
  • Lightly draining wounds Sacral wound and skin protection

Sacral Shape:

Protective dressing for patients who are at risk for skin breakdown in the sacral area.Tegaderm HP Film adhesive on sacral dressing has hydrophilic nature. It makes the dressing more adherent in moist conditions.


Tegaderm HP can be used to protect I.V. sites, enhance wound healing, prevent skin breakdown, and protect clean, closed surgical incisions. Tegaderm dressings are available in many sizes, shapes and application styles to meet a wide variety of needs. The frame allows the dressings to be tailored for special applications, when desired. Application systems of most other transparent dressings do not allow for this customization.

Easy to Apply:

Application of Tegaderm HP is intuitive and quick, making it easy to remember and easy to teach. It is especially convenient for patient self-care. Tegaderm dressing minimizes application time and saves dressing waste and costs. The frame delivery system provides maximum control of the thin film for rapid application of even the largest dressings. The unique “picture-frame” allows precise and secure placement of the dressing every time. If the adhesive surface accidentally touches itself, the dressing can be separated and applied, eliminating wasted dressings. 

Gentle Adhesive:

Tegaderm dressings are made with a hypoallergenic, latex-free adhesive that is gentle to the skin, yet securely holds catheters and other devices in place. Tegaderm dressing provides good initial adhesion without building to excessive levels over time. Even for dressings left in place for extended periods, the risk of patient discomfort and skin trauma is minimal when the dressing is properly removed. 


The breathability of Tegaderm HP allows moisture vapor and gas exchange, which is essential to maintain normal skin function under the dressing. Patients can wear Tegaderm dressings for extended periods of time, with minimal risk of skin irritation or maceration, and without excessive proliferation of skin flora.

Enhanced Wound Healing:

Tegaderm HP seals in natural wound fluid to maintain a moist environment, which has been shown to enhance the healing process. It prevents scab formation and dehydration of the wound bed, which can occur with conventional dry dressings. Tegaderm dressing provides a wound environment that allows epithelial cells to migrate easily across the wound surface, reducing pain caused by wound dehydration, and increases patient comfort.


3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing conforms to body contours, stretches easily, and prevents stress on the skin when the patient moves. It protects skin and bony prominences from abrasion, and allows the patient to move easily. Tegaderm HP is comfortable to wear and presents a flat profile.


The transparency of Tegaderm dressing provides complete visibility of the site during application. It also allows continuous monitoring of the I.V. site or wound without disturbing or removing the dressing. This visualization eliminates unnecessary dressing changes and saves nursing time.

Waterproof, Sterile Barrier:

Tegaderm dressing acts as a barrier to protect the I.V. site or wound from external contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, blood and body fluids. Because Tegaderm dressings are waterproof, patients may bathe, shower or swim, if the dressing is completely sealed around the catheter or wound. Tegaderm dressing is sterile and remains so as long as the outer package is intact. Do not resterilize by gamma, steam, or E-beam.
Fewer Dressing Changes:

With Tegaderm dressing, fewer dressing changes mean improved patient comfort and the risk of skin trauma from repeated adhesive removal is reduced. For I.V. care, fewer dressing changes result in less catheter manipulation, and reduced exposure to potential outside contaminants. For wound applications, the longer wear time of Tegaderm dressing allows the wound to remain undisturbed, thereby preventing disruption of the healing process.


The HICPAC/CDC Guideline for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infection supports longer wear times for transparent dressings than tape and gauze dressings for I.V. applications. Less frequent dressing changes save nursing time and supply costs such as preps, gloves, and dressing materials.

Clinically Proven:

Numerous clinical trials by independent researchers support the use of Tegaderm transparent dressings for both I.V. sites and wound care. Internationally recognized I.V. guidelines base site care recommendations on clinical studies using Tegaderm HP.

Radiologically Transparent:

Tegaderm dressing is radiologically transparent. Removing the dressing from a patient prior to x-ray is not necessary.

3M Tegaderm Dressing User Manual

When to use Tegaderm HP Film Dressing?

  • Dressing and Device Securement
  • I.V. Related
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Skin Care
  • Wound Care
  • Protective eyelid coverings
  • Post tattoo application and removal

IV Related Condition Type:

  • Arterial Catheter
  • CVC Dialysis
  • CVC Implanted Port
  • CVC Short-Term
  • CVC Tunneled
  • Epidural Catheter
  • PICC
  • PIV

Wound Care Condition Type:

  • Abrasions
  • Closed Intact Surgical Wound
  • Skin Graft Donor Sites
  • Skin Tears and Minor Excisions
  • Friction
  • Laceration
  • Superficial Partial Thickness Burns

How to use Tegaderm Transparent Dressing?

  1. Select a dressing size that will adequately cover the catheter and insertion site or wound. Ensure at least a one inch margin of dressing adheres to healthy, dry skin.
  2. Prepare the catheter insertion site or wound according to the approved protocol.
  3. To ensure good adhesion, clip excess hair where the dressing will be placed. Do not shave the skin because of the potential for micro-abrasions.
  4. Make sure skin is free of soaps, detergents, and lotions. Allow all preps and protectants to dry thoroughly before applying the dressing. Wet preps and soap residues can cause irritation if trapped under the dressing. Additionally, adhesive products do not adhere well to wet or oily surfaces.
  5. Do not stretch the Tegaderm dressing during application. Applying an adhesive product with tension can produce mechanical trauma to the skin. Stretching can also cause adhesion failure.
  6. The adhesive of Tegaderm dressing is pressure-sensitive. To ensure best adhesion, always apply firm pressure to the dressing from the center out to the edges.
  7. To tailor a dressing for a special application, use sterile scissors to cut the dressing into desired shapes or sizes before removing the printed liner. For best results and ease of application, cut the pieces so that a portion of the frame remains on at least two sides.

Removal Instructions:

Support the skin when removing Tegaderm dressing. For removal from I.V. sites, also stabilize the catheter to prevent dislodgment. Use one of the following removal techniques based on the skin conditions of patient and your own personal preference:
  • Gently grasp one edge and slowly peel the dressing from the skin in the direction of hair growth. Try to peel the dressing back over itself, rather than pulling it up from the skin.
  • Grasp one edge of the dressing and gently pull it straight out to stretch and release adhesion.
  • Apply an adhesive remover suitable for use on skin to the adhesive edge while gently peeling from the skin.
To aid in lifting a dressing edge, secure a piece of surgical tape to one corner and rub firmly. Use the tape as a tab to help you slowly peel back the dressing.


  • Stop any bleeding at the site before applying the dressing
  • Do not stretch the dressing during application as tension can cause skin trauma
  • Make sure the skin is clean, free of soap residue and lotion and allowed to dry thoroughly before applying the dressing to prevent skin irritation and to ensure good adhesion
  • Antimicrobial ointments containing polyethylene glycols may compromise the strength of the Tegaderm HP Transparent Film Dressings
  • The dressing may be used on an infected site, only when under the care of a health care professional
  • Tegaderm Transparent Dressings should not be re-sterilized by gamma, E-beam or steam methods

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