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3M Tegaderm IV Transparent Film Dressing with Border allow observation of the IV insertion site. Manufactured by 3M, are designed with a thin backing with a non-stick area around the catheter site and a non-latex, hypoallergenic adhesive border. It is designed to stabilize the catheter to minimize movement and dislodgement. This product provides a sterile barrier to external contaminants, including viruses, bacteria and liquids. The product is waterproof and has a 7 day wear time.
Tegaderm IV Dressings come in several different sizes and shapes. Below are three charts of the different shape options with a profile of the shape and specifications.
- To cover and protect catheter sites and wounds.
- Monitor catheter sites.
- Fix catheters to the body.
- To secure devices to the skin.
Features & Benefits
- Transparent to allow observation of the catheter site.
- Waterproof to protect against external contaminants.
- Notch design provides for a better seal around the catheter.
- Protects the puncture site.
- Dressings conform to the body and flex with skin for greater patient comfort.
- Reinforced notches reduce mechanical stress from heavy catheters.
- Sterile tape strips enhance securing of catheters or IV's.
- Product Numbers: 1610, 1614, 1616, 1633, 1635, 1650, 1655.
- Size Options: 2 x 2.25 Inch, 2.375 x 2.75 Inch, 4 x 4.75 Inch, 2.75 x 3.25 Inch, 3.5 x 4.25 Inch, 4x 6.125 Inch, 3.5 x 4.5 Inch.
- Shape Options: Rectangle, Octagon and Oval.
- Color: Transparent.
- Application: I.V. Dressing.
- Material: Silicone coated paper liner, polyethylene-cellulose silicone carrier liner, acylate polymer, urethane polymer, polyester backing, rayon backing, polyethylene film.
- Contained by 2 paper liners.
- Solubility in water: Nil.
- Fire hazard: No.
- Manufacturer: 3M.
- UNSPSC Code: 42311527.
- HCPCS Code: A6257.
Manuals, Documents and Clinical Studies
- Sizes and Profiles contains a chart of the sizes and profiles.
- Full Line of Tegaderm IV Products displays a profile and its corresponding item number.
- FAQ's for IV applications.
- Application Guide provides step-by-step instructions for properly applying.
- Clinical Studies offers citations to numerous studies of the advantages of this transparent dressing.
- Khil, Myung‐Seob, et al. "Electrospun nanofibrous polyurethane membrane as wound dressing." Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials 67.2 (2003): 675-679.
- McCann, Beth. "Securing peripheral cannulae: Beth McCann discusses attributes and reports on an evaluation study." Paediatric Care 15.5 (2003): 23-26.
- Haessler, Regina M. "Transparent IV vs. Traditional: An Inservice Evaluation." Journal of Infusion Nursing 6.3 (1983): 169-170.
- Gilchrist, Thomas, and David Michael Healy. "Self-adhesive laminate." U.S. Patent No. 6,093,465. 25 Jul. 2000.
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