OpSite is a Transparent Dressing manufactured by Smith & Nephew. OpSite utilizes an acrylic adhesive film to stay in place at the wound site. This film is used to provide a moist wound environment for superficial wounds to promote healing. The products are permeable, allowing excess exudate to evaporate to prevent skin maceration. Some products are waterproof, allowing patients to bathe without changing dressings and prevent bacterial contamination. Adaptable to difficult curves of the body, the dressings can be cut into strips or shapes to apply to heels, knees, elbows and other areas of the body.
They are available in five different options, including Flexifix, a transparent film roll for tube fixation. Flexigrid, a dressing with a wound measurement grid to monitor the decreasing size of the wound area as healing occurs. Post-Op, a transparent waterproof dressing with absorbent pad and increased permeability. IV3000, a one-hand application dressing to fix I.V.’s in place. Lastly, Incise Drapes are a transparent waterproof dressing that is vapor permeable to allow excess exudate to evaporate. More detailed descriptions about each product can be found on the Opsite Dressings web page. These products are useful to manage superficial wounds such as pressure sores, minor burns, cuts and abrasions.