A new way to manage drain sites
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.
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.
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
|10cm x 9cm
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