3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing - Picture Frame Style

3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing - Picture Frame Style

Brand/Manufacturer: 3M
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  • FSA Approved
  • 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


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Item # Desc Pkg Price
1622W 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" (4.4cm x 4.4cm) Each
1622W 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" (4.4cm x 4.4cm) 10/Pack
1622W 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" (4.4cm x 4.4cm) 100/Pack
1624W 2-3/8" x 2-3/4" (6cm x 7cm) Each
1628 6" x 8" (15cm x 20cm) Each
1624W 2-3/8" x 2-3/4" (6cm x 7cm) 10/Pack
1624W 2-3/8" x 2-3/4" (6cm x 7cm) 100/Pack
1626W 4" x 4-3/4" (10cm x 12cm) Each
1626W 4" x 4-3/4" (10cm x 12cm) 10/Pack
1626W 4" x 4-3/4" (10cm x 12cm) 50/Pack
9505W 2-3/8" x 2-3/4" (6cm x 7cm) Each
9506W 4" x 4-3/4" (10cm x 12cm) Each

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:

  • Choose the right size Tegaderm 3M Transparent Film Dressing to cover your catheter or wound, leaving a one-inch margin sticking to dry, healthy skin.
  • Prepare the catheter site or wound as instructed in the medical guidelines.
  • Trim any excess hair in the area where you'll place the Tegaderm dressing for better adhesion. Do not shave, as it can cause small scratches.
  • Make sure the skin is clean and free from soap, detergents, and lotions. Let any cleaning solutions dry completely before putting on the dressing. Adhesive products don't stick well to wet or oily skin.
  • Be gentle when applying Tegaderm; don't stretch it. Pulling it tightly can harm the skin and make it not stick properly.
  • Press the Tegaderm dressing firmly from the center toward the edges to make it stick well.
  • If you need a different size or shape, use clean scissors to cut the dressing before removing the backing. Leave a part of the frame on at least two sides for easier application.
Application Instructions

How to remove 3M Film Dressing?

  • To take off the 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing, make sure to support the skin. If it's on an IV site, also hold the catheter gently to prevent it from moving.
  • You have a few options for removing it, depending on the patient's skin condition and what they prefer:
    • Option 1: Carefully grab one edge of the dressing and slowly peel it off the skin, following the direction of hair growth. Instead of pulling it up, peel it backward over itself.
    • Option 2: Hold one edge and gently pull the dressing straight out to stretch and loosen the adhesive.
    • Option 3: Use a special adhesive remover on the edge of the dressing while gently peeling it off 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.

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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