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OPSITE◊ Post-Op Visible Drain Dressing

OPSITE Visible Drain Dressing

OPSITE Visible Drain Dressing provides an innovative solution for effectively managing drain sites with the added benefit of being able to monitor the site without lifting the dressing or disturbing the drain.

 

Secure and Comfortable

The pre-cut slit and securing strips help secure the drain in place. The dressing design ensures it is comfortable to wear and the pattern spread low allergy adhesive3 helps to minimise pain on removal4.

 

Vital Protection against serious consequences

The film is impermeable to bacteriaand whilst the dressing remains intact protects the drain site from outside contamination.

OPSITE◊ Visible Drain Dressing

 

 

Continual monitoring

Unique design allows you to monitor the drain site for signs of any complications as often as you like without unnecessary dressing changes for your patients.

 

Secure and Comfortable

The pre-cut slit and securing strips help secure the drain in place. The dressing design ensures it is comfortable to wear and the pattern spread low allergy adhesivehelps to minimise pain on removal4.

 

Vital Protection against serious consequences

The film is impermeable to bacteria5 and whilst the dressing remains intact protects the drain site from outside contamination.


 

Ordering Information

Product Code Size Carton
66800842 9cm x 10cm 20



 

References

1 Foster AVM et al. (1994), Comparing two dressings in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, J Wound Care, 3 (5), 224-228.

2 Tompkins L, Laboratory Report - DS/10/084/R1: OPSITE ◊ Post-Op Visible Dressing Physical Properties, July 2010.

3 Keene (2007) Low allergy statement.

4 O'Brien, G, et al. (2010) A multi-centre, prospective, clinical in-market evaluation to assess the performance of OPSITE ◊ Post-Op Visible dressings. International Wound Journal, 7 (5), 329-37.

5 Smith & Nephew Report reference WRP-TWO420281

How to apply

How to apply

OPSITE Visible Drain dressing is easy to apply and remove

 

Step 1

Clean and thoroughly dry application area in accordance with normal procedures

 

Step 2

Detach strips from dressing

Detach the 2 x film securing strips (A) from the dressing. Place them on a clean, dry surface and retain for use in steps 6 & 7

 

Step 3

Remove protector paper

Remove the protector paper (B) and centre the dressing over the drain insertion site.

Position the dressing so that the drain tube comes through the aperture in the middle of the dressing. Adhere the dressing to the skin around the drain insertion site


Step 4

Remove the remaining protector papers

Remove the remaining protector papers x 2 and adhere the film to the skin (C), ensuring the edges of the dressing along the aperture are lined up together


Step 5

Remove transparent carrier

Remove the printed transparent carrier (D) by lifting the non-adhesive edge and pulling diagonally until the carrier is removed. You may wish to steady the drain with your other hand at this stage


Step 6

Step 7

Separate the 2 x film securing strips. Remove the protector paper from one the strips and apply over the aperture of the dressing, adhering the top portion of this strip to the under side of the drain (E). Remove the printed transparent carrier


Step 7

Step 8

Remove the protector paper and apply the second film strip horizontally over the drain so it adheres to the top of the drain and the exposed adhesive of the other securing strip (F). Adhere the strip to the dressing and skin. Remove the printed transparent carrier and mould the film around the drain tube to complete dressing application



Removal

Remove the film securing strips by loosening the film and stretching them parallel to the patients skin while stabilising the patients skin and drain with the other hand. Then remove the dressing using the same technique. Alternatively, use an adhesive remover (e.g. REMOVE) to break the adhesive seal. If the skin is particularly fragile then soap and warm water may be used to break the adhesive bond and ease the dressing off.

 

HCAI Protection

Every patient deserves to be protected

HCAI Appropriate woundcare can help reduce the burden of HCAIs.

HCAI

OPSITE Post-Op Visible

The future of post-operative care is clear to see

OPSITE Post-Op VisibleOPSITE Post-Op Visible's unique and innovative design allows constant monitoring of the wound.

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