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Seeing. Knowing.

The breathable, waterproof surgical dressing that allows for visual incision monitoring without removal.

Monitoring incisions after surgery is critical to reducing the risk of surgical site infections, and dressing selection plays a significant role in how an incision is protected post-operatively. 3M™ Tegaderm™ Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressings help fulfill both — the transparent film and absorbent pad help protect wounds and incision sites while allowing for easy monitoring without the need to remove the dressing.

 


Benefits of using 3M™ Tegaderm™ Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressings

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    Waterproof while offering extended wear time.1,2

    Allows patients to shower and return to regular daily activities more quickly.1

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    Transparent3 design for active monitoring.

    Allows for early intervention without disturbing the wound or incision.4

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    Low-profile design resists breakdown, roll, and lift while removing easily.

    Allows for minimal wound aggravation.

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    Offer optimal healing environment.3

    Allows for better healing by protecting from external contaminants, bodily fluids, bacteria, and water ingress.1

See how 3M™ Tegaderm™ Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressings compare to other 3M™ Dressings

 
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3M™ Medipore™ H Soft Cloth Surgical Tape
 
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Absorption

Achieving the right moisture balance to promote healing.5

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Wear time

Allowing for greater comfort and protection beyond the initial hospital stay into the home.2

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Barrier protection

Helping protect against external sources of contamination and water ingress.1

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Visibility

Allowing for easy monitoring and early intervention of potential infections.3

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Excellent absorption with moderate exudate*

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Up to 28 days2**

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Waterproof and helps protect against external contaminants1

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Allows for monitoring without disturbing the incision4

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Good absorption

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Up to 4 days6

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Bacterial, viral*** barrier helps resist bacteria8,9,10

 
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Good absorption

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Up to 7 days7

   
A roll of white 3M™ Medipore™ H Soft Cloth Surgical Tape.
3M™ Medipore™ H Soft Cloth Surgical Tape
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Good absorption with low exudate

     

*Based on in vitro testing

** May be left in place for up to 28 days depending on the condition on the wound/incision and the surrounding skin, or as indicated by clinical practice. Can be worn until it leaks, loses adhesion, needs to be removed for wound/incision inspection or other clinical needs.

*** In vitro testing shows that the transparent film dressing provides a viral barrier from viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.


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References

  1. 3M data on file. EM-05-014684
  2. 3M data on file. EM-05-104692, EM-05-014725
  3. 3M data on file. EM-05-000138
  4. 3M data on file. EM-05-000003
  5. Dabiri G, Damstetter E, Phillips T. Choosing a wound dressing based on common sound characteristics. Adv Wound Care. 2016; 5(1):32041. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1089/wound.2014.0586
  6. 3M data on file. LIMS-05-7438
  7. 3M data on file. EM-05-195099
  8. 3M data on file. EM-05-000841
  9. 3M data on file. EM-05-000623
  10. 3M data on file. EM-05-000144