Smith & Nephew Opsite Post-Op Visible Composite Dressing

Smith & Nephew Opsite Post-Op Visible Composite Dressing

Brand/Manufacturer: SMITH & NEPHEW
  • FSA Approved

Item 0 is backorder and will be available to purchase once it is back in stock.

Smith & Nephew Opsite Post-Op Visible Composite Dressing is a transparent film with a unique see-through absorbent pad. The highly breathable film is waterproof and bacteria-resistant, and the unique lattice structure foam pad enables regular wound assessment without the need to lift or remove the dressing. The unique and innovative design allows constant monitoring of the wound without the need to disrupt the healing process through unnecessary dressing changes.

Item # Desc Pkg Price
66800136 3-1/7" x 4" Each
66800136 3-1/7" x 4" 20/Pack
66800141 4" x 13-3/4" 20/Pack
66800137 4" x 6" 20/Pack
66800141 4" x 13-3/4" Each
66800141 4" x 13-3/4" 120/Case

Features of Smith Composite Dressing

  • Smith & Nephew Opsite Post-Op Visible Composite Dressing features vital protection against serious consequences
  • Provides an impermeable barrier against bacteria, including MRSA
  • Effective incision site management helps provide an optimal balance between excess wound exudate and the amount of fluid required for moist wound healing
  • Unique design allows continual monitoring of the incision site without the need to disrupt the healing process
  • In patients undergoing total hip and knee replacement surgery it has been shown to reduce the rate of skin blistering from 14% to 8%
  • Comfortable and give the patient confidence to stay protected from MRSA
  • The reduced number of dressing changes led to reduced overall costs and increased patient and clinician satisfactionits
  • Elasticity allowed for post-operative oedema and did not restrict limb movement
  • Indications
    To dress acute wounds such as
    - Post-operative wounds
    - Lacerations
    - Cuts
    - Abrasions
    - Minor burns where levels of exudate are low / moderate

More Information

  • Instruction for use:

    - Clean and thoroughly dry application area in accordance with normal procedures. It is easy to apply and remove. Once placed over the wound, the dressings unobtrusive design and low-allergy adhesive ensure the comfort of the patient
  • Step 1
    - Remove the dressing from the outer packaging. Peel away the white/orange backing papers marked 1
  • Step 2
    - Holding the non-adhesive tabs at the end of the dressing, carefully position the dressing over the designated area. Remove the backing paper completely
  • Step 3
    - Smooth the dressing into place, applying light pressure, especially around the edges and ensuring that the foam pad is not compressed
  • Step 4
    - Using the small tab, begin to gently peel off the top carrier marked 2. Smooth the dressing down. Ensure the patient is comfortable with the dressing
  • Removal
    - To remove the dressing, lightly hold the dressing in place while taking one corner of the dressing and lifting it and gently pulling the film parallel to the skin. Release and repeat the process
  • Precautions
    - Use only on dry skin prepared in accordance with normal procedures
    - Do not stack dressings, or allow the dressings to overlap
    - Periodically monitor the dressing and wound site to confirm that the dressing is securely attached, especially after showering, or if the dressing becomes wet. If the dressing comes off, apply a new dressing
    - As with all adhesive products, apply and remove carefully from sensitive or fragile skin
    - The dressing should not be used under compressive dressings or garments as blistering or transient bruising may appear on the skin under the foam lattice pad
    - Pressure applied to the dressing as a result of direct body weight may result in transient bruising or indentation markings on the skin in the pattern of the lattice foam pad
    - On removing the dressing slight patterning from the lattice foam pad may be visible on the skin. This is normal and should fade within a few hours

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