PolyMem Shapes Tube Dressing

PolyMem Shapes Tube Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: FERRIS MFG. CORP.
  • FSA Approved
  • Latex Free
  • Made in USA

Ferris PolyMem Shapes Tube Dressing is designed and cut specifically to ensure maximum comfort for the patient with tube sites. It helps in situations where tube sites need regular care and inspection to prevent complications like irritation, inflammation, maceration, hypergranulation, and infection. The unique combination of a surfactant and glycerol contained in a flexible, soft foam dressing allows for optimal peri-tube skin management.

PolyMem Shapes Tube Dressing Key Points

  • Absorbs secretions
  • Helps clean peri-stomal area, for easier manual cleansing
  • Provides comfort with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects
  • Gentle, non-fibrous and non-adherent for use on the most delicate skin
  • Supports rapid healing of damaged skin
  • Easy for patients to use

Item # Desc Pkg Price
5335 3.5" x 3.5" Pad 15/Pack
5335 3.5" x 3.5" Pad 15/Pack, 2Pk/Case

PolyMem Shapes Tube Dressing Benefits

  • Shapes by PolyMem can effectively replace:
    Polyurethane or Silicone Foams
    - Hydrogels by moistening with sterile water or saline
    - Hydrocolloids
    - Transparent Fllms
    - Gauze and Traditional Dressings
  • Ferris PolyMem Shapes Tube Site Dressing is non-irritating
  • Prevents rashes and reduces odors
  • Promotes a healing environment
  • Includes fenestrated pad
  • Provides comfort around tube sites
  • Provides pain-free dressing changes
  • Facilitates healing
  • Reduces patient discomfort and dressing change time
  • Reduces cost of materials
  • Continuously cleans and reduces odor
  • Latex free



How To Use PolyMem Shapes Dressing?

Application Instructions:

  1. Initial Dressing Application: Prepare the wound according to the protocol or as directed by a physician or other ordering clinician.
  2. Select a PolyMem Shapes tube dressing so that the membrane is approximately 1/4" - 2" (0.6 - 5 cm) larger than the wound. Helpful Hint: For dry wounds, moisten dressing slightly with sterile water or saline prior to application.
  3. Apply the dressing film side out and/or printed side out. The dramatic increase in wound fluid may be observed during the first few days. This is not uncommon and indicates that the dressing is working. Helpful Hint: Outlining the wound size on the outside of the dressing helps in determining when a dressing change is needed.
  4. Keep the dressing dry and in place when bathing. Change the dressing if it gets wet.
  5. Topical treatments are not recommended in conjunction with PolyMem family of dressings.

Dressing Change:

  1. Change dressings before the wound fluid, visible through the dressing, reaches the wound margin. Change the dressing immediately if the wound fluid reaches the edge of the membrane pad. For mildly exudating wounds in otherwise healthy patients, dressing can be left on for a recommended maximum of seven days. As with other dressings, more frequent changes may be indicated if the patient has a compromised immune system, diabetes, or infection at the wound site.
  2. Gently pull the dressing towards the center.
  3. Remove the dressing from the wound site. The PolyMem formulated pad will not adhere to the wound bed, usually assuring pain-free dressing changes.
  4. Do not disturb the wound bed. Do not clean the wound bed or flush with saline or water unless the wound is infected or contaminated. PolyMem Shapes tube dressings contain a wound cleanser and leave no residue. Additional cleaning of the wound may injure regenerating tissue and delay wound healing. The intact skin around the wound may be cleansed while leaving the wound bed undisturbed.
  5. Apply a new dressing.


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