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    OPSITE◊ Post-Operative Dressings

    Product Range

    Smith & Nephew offer a range of post-operative dressings - click on the tabs above to view these dressings in more detail.

     

         
    OPSITE Post-Op
     
    OPSITE Post-Op Visible
         
    OPSITE Post-Op
     
    OPSITE Post-Op Visible
     
         
    OPSITE Visible Drain Dressing
     
    OPSITE Plus
         
    OPSITE Post-Op Visible Drain
     
    OPSITE Plus
     

     

    OPSITE◊ Post-Op

    Vital protection against serious consequences

    OPSITE GraphOPSITE Post-Op provides an impermeable barrier against bacteria 1, including MRSA (in-vitro) 2, to reduce the risk of surgical site infection.

    Help prevent blistering

    In a 300 patient study on orthopaedic patients OPSITE Post-Op was found to cause significantly less blistering when compared to another film plus pad dressing or non-woven dressing. Being associated with fewer wound complications may lead to a shortened hospital stay and reduction in associated treatment cost. 3

    Extended wear time

    OPSITE Post-Op offers a significantly longer wear time when compared with non-woven or passive dressings. 4,5

    OPSITE Post-Op diagram

    Size S&N Code NHS Code PIP Code Carton
    6.5cm x 5cm 66000708 ELW052 346-6851 100
    9.5cm x 8.5cm 66000709 ELW051 346-6869 20
    12cm x 10cm 66000710 ELW090 347-4947 10
    15.5cm x 8.5cm 66000712 ELW050 347-4954 20
    20cm x 10cm 66000713 ELW091 347-4996 20
    25cm x 10cm 66000714 ELW092 347-5001 20
    30cm x 10cm 66000715 ELW045 347-5019 20
    35cm x 10cm 66000716 ELW049 347-5027 20

     

    References

    1. Smith & Nephew Report reference WRP-TW0420281
    2. Smith & Nephew data on file report 0505004
    3. Cosker T et al., (2005). Choice of dressing has a major impact on blistering and healing outcomes in orthopaedic patients. J Wound Care; 14(1): 27-29
    4. Barker A. et al., (2010) A ward-based in-practice evaluation of a post-operative dressing. EWMA poster presentation
    5. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (2008). Surgical site infection. Prevention and treatment of surgical site infection. Available at: www.nice.org.uk/ nicemedia/pdf/CG74NICEGuideline.pdf. Date accessed: August 2012
    6. Tompkins L, Laboratory Report - DS/10/084/R1: OPSITE Post-Op Visible Dressings Physical Properties, July 2010
    7. Keene (2007) Low allergy statement
    8. Jester R et al., (2000). A one hospital study of the effect of wound dressings and other related factors on skin blistering following hip and knee arthroplasty. J Orthopaedic Nursing; 4: 71-77
    9. Smith & Nephew (2010) Report reference TEP/101/147

    OPSITE◊ Post-Op Visible

    Continual monitoring

    Unique design allows continual monitoring of the incision site without the need to disrupt the healing process.
    'providing both visibility and absorbency to promote longer wear times and fewer unnecessary dressing changes.' 1

    Vital protection against serious consequences

    Provides an impermeable barrier against bacteria 2, including MRSA ( in-vitro) 3, to reduce the risk of surgical site infection.

    Help prevent blistering

    In patients undergoing total hip and knee replacement surgery OPSITE Post-Op Visible has been shown to reduce the rate of skin blistering from 14% to 8%. 4
    'its elasticity allowed for post-operative oedema and did not restrict limb movement.' 4

    Patient satisfaction

     'Patients reported satisfaction with the dressing and stated they found it exceptionally comfortable and conformable.
    It also gave them confidence as they felt protected from the risk of infection.'
    5

     

    OPSITE Post-Op Visible diagram

    Size S&N Code NHS Code Carton
    10cm x 8cm 66800136 ELW306 20
    15cm x 10cm 66800137 ELW227 20
    20cm x 10cm 66800138 ELW228 20
    25cm x 10cm 66800139 ELW229 20
    30cm x 10cm 66800140 ELW307 20
    35cm x 10cm 66800141 ELW308 20

     

    References

    1. O'Brien G et al., (2009). A prospective evaluation to assess performance of a new post-operative dressing, Poster presentation Infection Prevention Society Conference, Harrogate, UK
    2. Smith & Nephew Report reference WRP-TW0420281
    3. Smith & Nephew data on file report 0505004
    4. Byrne-Murphy S. (2009). A prospective evaluation of a new dressing OPSITE Post-Op Visible on post op blistering following total hip and knee replacement, poster presented at Wounds UK, Harrogate, UK
    5. O'Brien G (2009). OPSITE Post-Op Visible a clinical evaluation. Supplement to World of Irish Nursing and Midwifery; 17:4
    6. Tompkins L, Laboratory Report - DS/10/084/R1: OPSITE Post-Op Visible Dressings Physical Properties, July 2010
    7. Keene (2007) Low allergy statement
    8. O'Brien, G, et al., A multi-centre, prospective, clinical in-market evaluation to assess the performance of OPSITE Post-Op Visible dressings. International wound Journal, 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2010.00689.x

    OPSITE◊ Visible Drain Dressing

    A new way to manage drain sites

    OPSITE Post-Op Visible Drain DressingOPSITE 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.

    Unique design

    The new OPSITE Visible Drain dressing has a triple layer construction which combines a low adherent wound contact layer 1, hydrocellular lattice foam pad, a highly permeable waterproof film 2 and two film securing strips. It is designed specifically for dressing drainage tubes and other percutaneous catheters.

    Vital protection against serious consequences

    The film is impermeable to bacteria 3, including MRSA ( in-vitro) 4, and while the dressing remains intact protects the drain site from outside contamination, helping to reduce the risk of infection.

    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 adhesive 5 helps to minimize pain on removal. 6

    Effective management of any leakage

    The absorbent foam pad and highly permeable top film ensure the dressing effectively manages any leakage from the drain site.

    After removal of the drain the site can be dressed with a dressing such as OPSITE Post-Op or OPSITE Post-Op Visible.

    OPSITE Visible Drain Dressing ordering codes

    Size S&N Code NHS Code Carton
    10cm x 9cm 6600842 ELW336 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 Dressings Physical Properties, July 2010
    3. Smith & Nephew Report reference WRP-TW0420281
    4. Smith & Nephew data on file report 0505004
    5. Keene (2007) Low allergy statement
    6. O'Brien, G, et al. A multi-centre, prospective, clinical in-market evaluation to assess the performance of OPSITE Post-Op Visible dressings. International wound Journal, 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2010.00689.x

    OPSITE◊ Plus

    OPSITE Plus is an adhesive film dressing with absorbent pad, indicated for use on the following wounds in a community setting. It offers the same features, advantages and benefits as OPSITE Post-Op and facilitates continuity of care for patients who move from a secondary to primary care setting.

    Indications

    Low to moderately exuding acute wounds such as: post-operative wounds, minor cuts, abrasions and lacerations.

    OPSITE Plus is only available for community use

    Size S&N Code NHS Code PIP Code Carton
    6.5cm x 5cm 66000760 ELW302 349-6544 25
    8.5cm x 9.5cm 66000761 ELW170  280-4912 20
    12cm x 10cm 66000762 ELW171  280-4821 10
    10cm x 20cm 66000763 ELW172  280-4839 20
    35cm x 10cm 66000764 ELW173  280-4896 20

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