3M™ Tegaderm™ Transparent Film Dressings consist of a thin film backing with a hypoallergenic, latex-free adhesive that gently, yet securely, adheres to skin. Tegaderm™ dressings are breathable, sterile, transparent and waterproof, and provide a barrier to external contaminants.*
Tegaderm™ Transparent Film Dressings are ideal for vascular catheters and situations which only call for a bacterial and viral barrier.* For more critical lines, consider our Securement Devices, Antimicrobial CHG Dressings, or I.V. Advanced Securement Dressings.
* In vitro testing shows that the transparent film of 3M™ Tegaderm™ CHG Dressings provides a viral barrier from viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.
Tegaderm™ dressings act as a barrier to protect the I.V. site or wound from external contaminants such as bacteria, viruses,* blood and body fluids.
* In vitro testing shows that the transparent film of 3M™ Tegaderm™ brand dressings provide a viral barrier for viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.
Application of Tegaderm™ Transparent Film Dressings is easy and quick, making it easy to remember and teach. It is especially convenient for patient self-care.
The unique “picture-frame” delivery system allows precise and secure placement of the dressing every time. If the adhesive surface accidentally touches itself, the dressing can be separated and applied, eliminating wasted dressings.
Tegaderm™ Transparent Film Dressings can be used to protect I.V. sites, maintain moist wound healing environment, and protect clean, closed surgical incisions.
Tegaderm™ dressings are available in many sizes, shapes and application styles to meet a wide variety of needs.
Tegaderm™ dressings conform to body contours, stretch easily, and reduces stress on the skin when the patient moves. It protects skin and bony prominences from abrasion, and allows the patient to move easily.
The transparency of Tegaderm™ dressings provide complete visibility of the site during application. It also allows continuous monitoring of the I.V. site or wound without disturbing or removing the dressing.
The HICPAC/CDC Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infection supports longer wear times for transparent dressings than tape and gauze dressings for I.V. applications.**
Less frequent dressing changes save nursing time and supply costs such as preps, gloves, and dressing materials.
**HICPAC/CDC Guideline for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infection 2011.