3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing - Picture Frame Style

3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing - Picture Frame Style

Brand/Manufacturer: 3M
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  • Latex Free
  • Made in USA

3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing - Picture Frame Style is used to cover and secure IV sites to protect at-risk skin or as a primary or secondary dressing over acute, surgical, and chronic wounds. Frame style allows customization of shape and size to fit any site. The breathable film allows moisture vapor and oxygen exchange.

Benefits of 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing

  • Breathable film allows moisture vapor and oxygen exchange
  • Conformable and flexible for greater patient comfort
  • Frame style allows quick and easy placement
  • Transparent and waterproof
  • Sterile and latex-free


Best Price Guarantee

Item # Desc Pkg Reward Price
1622W 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" (4.4cm x 4.4cm) Each $0.03
1622W 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" (4.4cm x 4.4cm) 10/Pack $0.22
1622W 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" (4.4cm x 4.4cm) 100/Pack $2.08
1624W 2-3/8" x 2-3/4" (6cm x 7cm) Each $0.01
1624W 2-3/8" x 2-3/4" (6cm x 7cm) 10/Pack $0.15
1628 6" x 8" (15cm x 20cm) Each $0.15
1624W 2-3/8" x 2-3/4" (6cm x 7cm) 100/Pack $1.48
1626W 4" x 4-3/4" (10cm x 12cm) Each $0.09
1626W 4" x 4-3/4" (10cm x 12cm) 10/Pack $0.71
1626W 4" x 4-3/4" (10cm x 12cm) 50/Pack $3.41
9505W 2-3/8" x 2-3/4" (6cm x 7cm) Each $0.04
9506W 4" x 4-3/4" (10cm x 12cm) Each $0.10

Features of 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing

  • Versatile - one product to satisfy many clinical situations

    Tegaderm can be used to protect I.V. sites, enhance wound healing, prevent skin breakdown, and protect closed surgical incisions. Tegaderm Film sizes, shapes, and application styles meet a wide variety of needs. Frame style facilitates cutting to desired shape and size for specific applications when needed.
  • Easy to apply - unique frame delivery system

    Application of 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing is intuitive and quick. It is especially convenient for patient self-care. It minimizes application time and saves dressing waste and costs. Picture frame style helps with secure and precise placement of the dressing.
  • Gentle adhesive - just the right balance in adhesive strength

    Tegaderm patches are constructed with a latex-free, hypoallergenic adhesive that is gentle on the skin. It holds catheters and some other devices securely in place. The dressing provides good initial adhesion without building to excessive levels over time. The risk of patient discomfort and skin trauma is minimal, even for dressings left in place for extended periods.
  • Breathable - lets oxygen in and moisture vapor out

    The breathability of Tegaderm allows moisture vapor and gas exchange. Patients can wear 3M Tegaderm Dressings for a long span of time with minimal risk of skin irritation.
  • Waterproof, sterile barrier - impervious to liquids, bacteria, and viruses

    3M Tegaderm film dressing acts as a barrier to protect the I.V. site or wound from external contaminants, including liquids, bacteria, and viruses. It is waterproof; patients can take a bath, shower, or swim with it.
  • Conformable - flexes with skin for greater patient comfort

    3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing conforms to body contours. It stretches to prevent stress on the skin when the patient moves. It protects skin and bony prominences from abrasion and allows the patient to move easily.
  • Enhanced wound healing - improved outcomes and patient comfort

    Tegaderm seals natural wound fluid to maintain a moist environment. A moist environment heals up the healing process. It prevents scab formation and dehydration of the wound bed. It reduces pain caused by wound dehydration and increases patient comfort.
  • Transparent - allows wounds and I.V. sites to be easily monitored

    3M Transparency Film provides complete visibility of the site during application. It also allows continuous monitoring of the target site without any need to remove the dressing.
  • Fewer dressing changes - increased patient comfort

    Fewer dressing changes mean improved patient comfort. There is a reduction in the risk of skin trauma from repeated adhesive removal. For wound applications, the longer wear time allows the wound to remain undisturbed. It prevents disruption of the healing process.
  • Clinically proven - efficacious for I.V. site and wound care

    Numerous clinical trials by independent researchers support the use of 3M Tegaderm transparent dressings. They are ideal for both I.V. sites and wound care.


What to buy with 3M Tegaderm Transparent Frame Dressing


When to use 3M Tegaderm Film Dressing?

  • Acute and chronic wounds
  • To cover and protect I.V. catheter sites
  • Feeding tubes
  • Skin protection
  • Stage I or II pressure ulcers
  • Superficial partial thickness burns
  • Autolytic debridement
  • Protective eyelid coverings
  • Post tattoo application and removal

IV Related Indications:

  • Subclavian and jugular catheters
  • Pulmonary artery catheters
  • Subcutaneous insulin catheters
  • Dialysis catheters
  • PIV

Wound Care Related Indications:

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

How to Apply Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing Frame Style?

3M Tegaderm Application:

  • Select a 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing size that properly covers the catheter or wound site. Ensure at least a one-inch margin of dressing adheres to dry, healthy skin.
  • Prepare the catheter insertion site or wound according to the approved protocol.
  • To ensure good adhesion, clip excess hair where the 3M transparency film will be placed. Do not shave the skin because of the potential for micro-abrasions.
  • 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. Products with adhesive do not stick nicely to wet or oily surfaces.
Application Instructions


How to remove 3M Film Dressing?

Support the skin when removing 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film 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 the patient and personal preference:
  • Grasp one edge of the dressing and slowly peel it from the skin. It should be done in the direction of hair growth. Instead of pulling the dressing up from the skin, peel it back over itself.
  • Grasp one edge and gently pull the dressing straight out to stretch and release adhesion.
  • Apply an adhesive remover to the adhesive edge while gently peeling the dressing from the skin.
Removal Instructions


Contraindications of 3M Tegaderm Film Dressing:

  • Do not use it as a replacement for sutures and other primary wound closure methods.
  • Stop any bleeding at the site before applying the dressing.
  • Do not stretch Tegaderm dressing while applying as tension can cause skin trauma.
  • Make sure the skin is clean. It should be free of soap residue and lotion. Allow the skin to dry thoroughly before applying the dressing. This will prevent skin irritation and ensure good adhesion.
  • Only under the care of a healthcare professional may the dressing be used on an infected site.
  • Tegaderm Transparent Dressings are not recommended to be re-sterilized.


Precautions for Transparent Film Dressing:

  • Hemostasis of the catheter site or wound should be achieved before applying the dressing
  • Do not stretch the dressing during application. Mechanical skin trauma may result if the dressing is applied with tension
  • Tegaderm transparent dressings should not be re-sterilized by gamma, E-beam, or steam methods
  • Antimicrobial ointments containing polyethylene glycols may compromise the strength of Tegaderm HP Transparent Film Dressing


FAQs About 3M Transparent Film Dressing Frame Style

How long can you leave Tegaderm on a wound?

It will protect your surgical site when you shower. 3. After 48 hours, remove the Tegaderm dressing.

Can Tegaderm go directly on the wound?

Yes, provided the wound/site is not infected, 3M Film Dressing may be used to cover it.

Can you take a shower with Tegaderm?

Showering will not affect Tegaderm; it is reasonably waterproof. You can shower normally while healing. However, do not bathe or swim until your tattoo is fully healed. After 3-4 days, remove the Tegaderm by carefully peeling it off your skin.

Should I put ointment under Tegaderm?

Most ointments may be used under 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing without weakening or damaging the film.

3M Transparent Film Dressing Specifications



Clinical Area

Cardiovascular, Dialysis Center, Emergency, I.V. Therapy, Intensive Care Unit, Medical-Surgical, Oncology, Operating Room-Surgery, Pediatrics, Radiology, Urgent Care, Wound Care




Dressing and Device Securement, I.V. Related, Pressure Ulcer, Skin Care, Wound Care

Dressing Type

Film Dressing


IV Related Condition Type Arterial Catheter, CVC Dialysis, CVC Implanted Port, CVC PICC, CVC Short-Term, CVC Tunneled, Epidural Catheter, PICC, PIV


Pressure Ulcer Condition Type Prevention, Stage 1, Stage 2, Suspected Deep Tissue Injury


Wound Care Condition Type                                                    Abrasions, Closed Intact Surgical Wound, Donor Sites, Friction, Laceration, Superficial Partial Thickness Burns


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