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  • 3M™ Steri-Strip™ Reinforced Adhesive Skin Closures, R1549, 1/2 in x 2 in (12 mm x 50 mm)
  • 3M™ Steri-Strip™ Reinforced Adhesive Skin Closures, R1549, 1/2 in x 2 in (12 mm x 50 mm)

    3M ID 7000053638
    • Provides wound support and increases the tensile strength of the wound compared to sutures
    • Non-invasive design helps reduce scarring and the risk of infection as compared to sutures and staples, providing less tissue trauma and better cosmetic outcomes
    • Sterile, breathable and comfortable to wear
    • Hypoallergenic adhesive
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    Specifications
    Adhesive Type
    Acrylate
    Brand
    Steri-Strip™
    Cladimed Code
    F52BC01
    Clinical Area
    Dialysis Centre, General Patient Care, Home Care, I.V. Therapy, ICU, NICU, Oncology
    Colour Family
    White
    Condition
    Skin Closure, Wound Care
    Latex
    No
    Overall Length (Imperial)
    2 in
    Overall Length (Metric)
    50.8 mm
    Overall Width (Imperial)
    0.5 in
    Overall Width (Metric)
    12.7 mm
    Packs per order unit
    1
    Product Type
    Skin Closures
    Size
    1/2 inch x 2 inch (12 mm x 50 mm)
    Size (Imperial)
    0.5 in x 2 in
    Size (Metric)
    12.7 mm x 50.8 mm
    Skin Closure Condition Type
    Skin Laceration
    Units per Pack
    50
    Details
    • Provides wound support and increases the tensile strength of the wound compared to sutures
    • Non-invasive design helps reduce scarring and the risk of infection as compared to sutures and staples, providing less tissue trauma and better cosmetic outcomes
    • Sterile, breathable and comfortable to wear
    • Hypoallergenic adhesive
    • Permits early staple or suture removal
    • Less expensive than skin adhesives, sutures or staples
    • Fast application

    3M™ Steri-Strip™ Reinforced Adhesive Skin Closures are the worldwide standard in adhesive skin closures, trusted for their convenience, simplicity and non-invasive design.

    Suggested Applications

    • Known for their versatility, Steri-Strip Reinforced Skin Closures are used in the closure of lacerations, surgical incisions and following early suture/staple removal.
    • For use in: Emergency Department
    • Operating Room
    • Clinics and physician`s offices
    • Same day surgery centers
    How to use

    Easy-to-use application system for best results

    • animated picture of gloved hand cleaning wound area with wipe

      Step 1. Clean and dry skin 2" (5 cm) around wound.

    • animated picture of gloved hand removing Steri-Strip from package

      Step 2. Peel back package tabs to access the sterile Steri-Strip closures.

    • animated picture of gloved hand pulling Steri-Strip away with twizzers

      Step 3. Remove and bend card at end perforation and gently remove tab.

    • animated picture of gloved hand starting to place Steri-Strip over wound

      Step 4. Grasp end of skin closure with forceps or gloved hand; lift straight upward (90 degree angle)

    • animated picture of gloved hand starting to place Steri-Strip over wound

      Step 5. Steri-Strip closures must be applied without tension. Do not stretch or "strap" Steri-Strip closures. Apply one-half of first Steri-Strip closure to wound margin and press firmly in place.

    • animated picture of 5 Steri-Strips (3 horizontal and 2 vertical) over wound

      Step 7. The rest of the wound should be closed with additional Steri-Strip closures spaced approximately 1/8 inch (3 mm)

    • animated picture of 3 Steri-Strips over wound

      Step 6. Using fingers or forceps pull skin edges as closely as possible. Press free half of  Steri-Strip closure firmly on other side of wound.

    Skin closure removal

     

    1.  Remove cross stays and gently grasp and loosen end of 3M™ Steri-Strip™ closure.

    2.  Hold the skin with one finger and remove Steri-Strip closure "low and slow" towards wound, keeping it close to skin surface and pulled back over itself.

    3. Continue moving finger as necessary, supporting newly exposed skin. When both sides of the Steri-Strip closure are completely loosened, lift strip up from center of wound.

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