The following are designed to act as general guidelines and should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
Cleanse the wound using sterile saline or a recommended commercial brand of wound cleanser such as Dermal Wound Cleanser. Gently pat dry the skin around the wound. SKIN-PREP◊ is recommended to protect the peri-wound skin.
Choose a dressing that allows for ½” to 1” overlap of the wound.
Remove the protective paper, exposing the adhesive surface. Use the clear, plastic handle to ensure aseptic application.
Place the adhesive side to the wound and remove the handle.
As REPLICARE Ultra absorbs wound exudate, a gel is formed. When the gel reaches the upper film surface of the dressing, the dressing becomes white or opaque. Maximum absorbency is reached when the dressing becomes opaque and the exudate extends ½” from the edges of the dressing.
Changing the dressing:
To remove the REPLICARE Ultra dressing, lift one corner of the dressing and gently pull the dressing away from the wound. To aid in removal of the dressing, REMOVE◊ Adhesive Remover may be used.
Gently cleanse the wound with tap water, sterile saline or recommended commercial brand wound cleanser such as Dermal Wound Cleanser.
Follow instructions for applying a fresh dressing.