3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressing

3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: 3M
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  • FSA Approved
  • Latex Free

3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressing absorbs and retains moderate to high exudate - even under compression. It can be used both as a primary or secondary dressing and helps prevent maceration of the wound edges. This sterile dressing helps prevent strike through and protects clothing and bandages from contamination. Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressing high absorption and superior exudate retention provides confidence to manage exudate and supports patient comfort with fewer disruptions.

Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressing Highlights:

  • Vertical Wicking Layer 
  • Protective Backing 
  • Conformable Contact Layer 
  • Super Absorbent Core

Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressing Features

  • Reduces frequency of dressing changes
  • Maintains a moist wound environment
  • Provides patient comfort
  • Removes exudate away from the skin surface through rapid, vertical wicking
  • Protective Backing:
     - Repels external fluids while trapping wound exudate in the superabsorbent polymers
     - Helps prevent strike through and protects clothing and bandages from contamination 
  • Vertical Wicking Layer:
    - Rapid wicking distributes exudate into superabsorbent polymers
  • Super Absorbent Core:
     - Fibers rapidly wick the exudate vertically into the core, protecting wound edge from maceration
     - Superabsorbent sodium polyacrylate gelling polymers retain exudate even under compression
  • Conformable Contact Layer:
     - Helps protect fragile tissue and provides patient comfort
     - Porous polypropylene wound contact layer designed for softness, comfort and conformability
  • Indications:
     - For moderate to high exudate levels Exuding wounds
     - Venous Leg Ulcer
     - Dehisced Surgical Wound
     - Pressure Ulcer Stage III, Stage IV
     - Pressure Ulcer Unstageable due to necrotic base
     - Diabetic (Neuropathic) Foot Ulcer

What does Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressing do?

  • Absorbs and retains exudate in the dressing minimizing the risk of maceration of the wound edges, even under compression 
  • Maintains a moist wound environment. 
  • Removes exudate away from the skin surface through rapid, vertical wicking. 
  • Traps the wound fluid and wound fluid components away from the wound.


Suggested Applications:



  • Primary or secondary dressing for management of moderate to high exuding partial and full-thickness wounds 
  • Pressure ulcers 
  • Venous Leg ulcers 
  • Neuropathic (diabetic foot) ulcers 
  • Dehisced surgical wounds


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How to use Tegarderm Super Absorber Dressing?


  • Select a dressing size that allows 1 inch (2.5 cm) overlap onto intact skin
  • For wounds with depth, use absorbent wound fillers such as 3M Tegaderm Alginate Dressing or 3M Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing
  • Apply dressing with white contact layer towards the wound — the green hydrophobic backing protects against strike through
  • Secure the dressing by taping the edges with preferred adhesive or other securement, e.g. 3M Kind Removal Silicone Tape, 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Roll, 3M Medipore H Soft Cloth Surgical Tape or under 3M Coban 2 Layer Compression System





  • Important to use the white wound contact side towards the wound. Do not cut the dressing, the cover must remain intact. Do not use the dressing if the sterile packaging is damaged. Single use product, do not re-sterilize, cannot be re-used.





  • The dressing should not be used on dry or low exuding wounds, eyes, mucous membranes, tendons or in wound cavities because the dressing swells during absorption. The dressing should not be used on persons with a known sensitivity to the dressing or its components.



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