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    OPSITE Films

    Transparent Adhesive Waterproof Film

    Overview

    Description

    OPSITE is a transparent, adhesive film. The film is moisture vapor permeable, conformable and extensible. It is widely used to provide a moist wound environment for superficial wounds; it is also ideal for use as a secondary dressing.


    Features

    • Superior film with acrylic adhesive
    • Waterproof film
    • Simple, effective application technique
    • Adaptable to awkward areas


    Benefits

    OPSITE has set the standard in moist wound care by retaining the natural wound exudate. OPSITE provides moisture vapor permeability allowing excess exudate to evaporate, helping prevent skin maceration.

    • Superior film with acrylic adhesive
      The OPSITE film is highly extensible and conformable, which combined with its moisture vapor permeability, means the dressing can be left in place for up to 7 days. This minimizes interference at the wound site and reduces the amount of nursing time required.
    • Waterproof
      OPSITE is resistant to water and body fluids, allowing the patient to bathe without changing dressings. It also aids in the prevention of bacterial contamination.
    • Adaptable to Awkward Areas
      OPSITE has been designed to be adaptable for use on all areas of the body. It can be easily cut into strips or shapes for application to awkward areas such as heels, elbows and knees.


    Indications

    OPSITE is indicated for the management of:

    • Superficial wounds, such as shallow pressure sores, minor burns, cuts and abrasions.
    • Use as a secondary dressing, for example over INTRASITE Gel Amorphous Hydrogel Dressing or ALLEVYN Cavity Wound Dressing.
    • To provide catheter fixation. 


    Precautions

    OPSITE may be used on clinically infected wounds if the following precautions are followed:

    • The patient should be under medical/clinical supervision
    • The dressing should be changed daily
    • The patient should be receiving suitable systemic treatment.

    Immuno-compromised patients and diabetic patients may require extra supervision. Care should be taken to avoid skin damage by repeated applications on patients with thin or fragile skin. In common with all adhesive products, some cases of irritation and/or maceration of the skin surrounding the wound have been reported. It should be noted that inappropriate use or too frequent dressing changes, particularly in patients with fragile skin, can result in skin stripping.


    Ordering Codes / Reimbursement Information

    Usual Allowable Amount: Up to 3 per week.

    Specific Coverage Criteria: Covered when used on open, partial-thickness wounds with minimal exudate or closed wounds.

    Product # Size Pcs/Pkg Pkgs/Case HCPCS Code
    4542 11" x 4" 10 6 A6258
    4963 5-1/2" x 4" 10 10 A6258
    4967 5-1/2" x 10" 20 6 A6259
    4975 5-1/2" x 4" 50 4 A6258
    4986 11" x 6" 10 6 A6259
    4987 11" x 11-3/4" 10 6 A6259
    4988 11" x 17-3/4" 10 6 A6259
    4989 17-3/4" x 21-5/8" 10 4 A625