Tegaderm Dressings are manufactured by 3M. Tegaderm Dressings come in multiple options including Tegaderm Adhesive Dressing, Tegaderm Non-Adherent Dressing, Tegaderm Absorbent Dressing, Tegaderm Transparent Dressing, Tegaderm Hydrocolloid Dressing, Tegaderm Foam Dressing and Tegaderm Alginate Dressing. The inner layer of these wound dressings has Tegaderm Film which is a moist, clear, acrylic polymer pad that allows wound exudate to move through perforations away from the wound. This advanced wound dressing promotes autolytic debridement while allowing visualization of the wound. The outer layer of the Tegaderm Dressing has a breathable, waterproof layer that provides a barrier to outside contamination.
3M Tegaderm Dressings utilize a transparent design that allows patients and care givers to monitor pressure ulcers, skin tears and other moderately exuding wounds without changing the dressing. Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressings allows wound bandages to stay in place longer to promote healing and decrease the need for changing dressings; thereby, saving time and money. 3M Tegaderm provides a viral barrier for HIV-1 and HBV while the dressing remains intact without leakage. The layered design of the 3M Tegaderm Dressing provides for absorption of wound exudate while blocking outside contaminants. The waterproof design of the outer layer protects the wound and increases the life of the bandage. 3M Tegaderm is an absorbent dressing that is a hypoallergenic bandage. Tegaderm Dressings come in multiple options including Tegaderm Foam Dressings, Tegaderm Adhesive Dressings and a strong adhesive dressing called the Tegaderm HP Transparent Adhesive Dressing.
3M Tegaderm Dressings Features & Benefits
- Absorbent layer wicks away exudate from wound.
- Tegaderm Transparent Dressing allows visual inspection of wound without removing Wound Dressing.
- Breathable layer that is also waterproof.
- Barrier to outside contaminants.
- Multiple uses - skin tears, pressure ulcers, abrasions, donor sites and more.
- Promotes autolytic wound debridement with moist wound environment.