Smith & Nephew Skin Prep Protectants

Smith & Nephew Skin Prep Protectants

Brand/Manufacturer: SMITH & NEPHEW
  • FSA Approved

Smith & Nephew Skin Prep Protectants are liquid film-forming protectants that form a protective film to help reduce friction during the removal of tapes and films upon application to intact skin. Skin Prep applies easily, even on awkward areas such as elbows, knees, and heels. They can also be used to prepare skin attachment sites for drainage tubes, external catheters, surrounding ostomy sites, and adhesive dressings.

Smith & Nephew Skin Protectant Highlights:

  • Helps tape and film adhesion 
  • Fast and easy to use, only one coat is required, so less product is used per application
  • Removes easily using skin cleanser or soap and water, so unsanitary residue isn't left in or around the wound area
  • Allows skin to "breathe" so tapes and films adhere better
  • May increase intervals between dressing changes
  • Pediatrician tested
  • Move naturally with patient skin and would not crack or peel


Item # Desc Pkg Price
420400 Protective Wipes Each
420400 Protective Wipes 50/Pack
420400 Protective Wipes 50/Pack, 20Pk/Case
420200 4fl oz, Protective Spray Each
420200 4fl oz, Protective Spray 12/Pack

Smith And Nephew Skin Prep Features

  • Apply as a coating to prepare the skin for adhesives
  • Provide a protective interface that may reduce friction during the removal of tape
  • For skin attachment sites: drainage tubes, external catheters, surrounding ostomy sites and other adhesive dressings
  • For use in sensitive stoma areas as a skin protectant
  • May reduce irritation from contact with body wastes and stoma fluid
  • Form a protective film on skin which may reduce exposure to urine and feces
  • Note: Skin Prep should only be used on intact skin


What to buy with Skin Prep Protectant?


How to use S&N Skin Prep?

Application Instructions:

  1. Skin should be clean and dry prior to application of Skin Prep Protective Barrier Wipes or Spray.
  2. Apply a uniform coating over entire area you wish to protect, i.e., around stoma, under dressing, catheter site, etc.
  3. Skin Prep will dry in approximately 30 seconds. If you miss an area that you intended to cover, wait until the original area of application has dried, then reapply to the missed area.
  4. For maximum protection, an optional second coating of Skin Prep protectants may be applied and allowed to dry before covering area with dressing or other adhesive product.
  5. If Skin Prep is applied to an area with skin folds or other skin-to-skin contact, make sure that skin-contact areas are separated to allow the coating to thoroughly dry before returning to normal position. 

Removal Instructions:

  1. The removal of adhesive products may also remove Skin Prep, so reapplication is necessary any time that adhesive products are changed.
  2. Removal of Skin Prep is not necessary before reapplication. Clean and dry the area and apply fresh Skin Prep Wipes or Spray as directed above.


  • For external use only
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • In the case of accidental contact, flush eyes well with water
  • Do not apply directly to open wounds or in deep puncture wounds
  • Should redness or other signs of irritation appear, discontinue use




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