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

3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing is designed to protect wounds and catheter sites. It maintains a moist wound healing environment and secures numerous devices to the skin. 3M Tegaderm Dressing may be used as a primary or secondary dressing over acute or chronic wounds.

3M Tegaderm Film Dressing Benefits

  • Breathable film allows moisture vapor and oxygen exchange 
  • Conformable and flexible for greater patient comfort 
  • Optional write-on label to note dressing changes 
  • Frame style allows quick and easy placement 
  • Transparent and waterproof 
  • Allows patients to take shower 
  • Sterile and latex-free

Item # Desc Pkg Reward Price
1622W 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" Each $0.03
$1.97
$0.58
1622W 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" 10/Pack $0.21
$8.56
$4.25
1622W 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" 100/Pack $2.08
$53.91
$41.57
1624W 2-3/8" x 2-3/4" Each $0.04
$1.28
$0.78
1624W 2-3/8" x 2-3/4" 10/Pack $0.32
$9.69
$6.43
1624W 2-3/8" x 2-3/4" 100/Pack $3.08
$86.42
$61.67
1626W 4" x 4-3/4" Each $0.07
$2.37
$1.48
1626W 4" x 4-3/4" 10/Pack $0.68
$19.20
$13.65
1626W 4" x 4-3/4" 50/Pack $3.30
$92.36
$65.92
9505W 2-3/8" x 2-3/4" Each $0.04
$1.63
$0.88
9505W 2-3/8" x 2-3/4" 20/Pack $0.64
$20.34
$12.86
9506W 4" x 4-3/4" (10cm x 12cm) Each $0.10
$3.46
$1.97

3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing Features

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 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 and patients can take 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

Natural wound fluid is sealed by Tegaderm to maintain a moist environment. 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 use 3M Transparent Picture Frame Dressing?

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 Tegaderm 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 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:

  • Do not use the 3M Tegaderm transparent dressing 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, the dressing may be used on an infected site.
  • Tegaderm Transparent Dressings are not recommended to be re-sterilized.

3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing Specifications


Options

Dimensions

Clinical Area

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

Color

Transparent

Condition

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

Dressing Type

Film Dressing

Hypoallergenic

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

Latex

No
Pressure Ulcer Condition TypePrevention, Stage 1, Stage 2, Suspected Deep Tissue Injury

Sterile

Yes
Wound Care Condition TypeAbrasions, Closed Intact Surgical Wound, Donor Sites, Friction, Laceration, Superficial Partial Thickness Burns

Customer Reviews

Questions & Answers


 
 
question
What are the precautions I need to take?
Andrew - 9/5/2014 7:34:24 AM
answer
Follow the below given precautions for 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film 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.
  • The dressing may be used on an infected site, only when under the care of a health care professional.
  • Antimicrobial ointments containing polyethylene glycols may compromise the strength of the Tegaderm HP Transparent Film Dressings.
  • Tegaderm Transparent Dressings should not be re-sterilized by gamma, E-beam or steam methods.
Customer Care - 9/10/2017 4:18:48 PM
question
How do I remove it?
Tom - 8/13/2014 12:18:49 AM
answer
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 your patient’s skin condition 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. 
Or
  • Grasp one edge of the dressing and gently pull it straight out to stretch and release adhesion.
Or
  • 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.
Customer Care - 9/10/2017 4:19:11 PM
question
How do I use it?
Latrice - 8/7/2014 12:45:53 AM
answer
  • Select 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film 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.
  • Prepare the catheter insertion site or wound according to your institution’s approved protocol.
  • To ensure good adhesion, clip excess hair where the dressing will be placed. Do not shave the skin because of the potential for microabrasions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Customer Care - 9/10/2017 4:18:15 PM
question
When do I use it?
Bruce C - 7/22/2014 7:32:45 AM
answer
Tegaderm transparent dressings can be used to cover and protect catheter sites and wounds, to maintain a moist environment for wound healing, as a secondary dressing, as a protective cover over at-risk skin, to secure devices to the skin, to cover first and second degree burns and as a protective eye covering. They can also be used to provide a moist wound environment to facilitate autolytic debridement. Common applications include a variety of I.V. catheters and other percutaneous devices, such as:
  • Peripheral and midline catheters
  • Subclavian and jugular catheters
  • PICC lines (peripherally inserted central catheters)
  • Pulmonary artery catheters
  • Tunneled catheters and implanted ports
  • Epidural catheters
  • Dialysis catheters
  • Subcutaneous catheters
  • Umbilical catheters 
Applications for wound management and site protection include:
  • Clean, closed surgical incisions
  • Skin graft donor sites
  • Stage I or II pressure ulcers
  • Superficial wounds such as abrasions, skin tears and blisters
  • First-and second-degree burns
  • Protective cover to prevent skin breakdown
  • Secondary dressing over gauze, alginates or hydrogels
  • Protective eye covering
Customer Care - 8/20/2019 3:12:56 AM
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