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OPSITE Post-Op Waterproof Dressings

OPSITE POST-OP

About OPSITE Post-Op

Be prepared for life’s little accidents with OPSITE Post-Op

Nobody likes dealing with minor cuts, grazes and stitches. Sometimes, the healing process can feel more painful than the little accident itself!

The fact is life’s little accidents are going to happen, so be prepared with OPSITE Post-Op waterproof dressings.1

OPSITE Post-Op is bacteria-proof2 and breathable1 so they’re suitable for minor cuts, grazes and stitches. It’s low allergy adhesive also helps to minimise the risk of skin irritation.3

OPSITE Post-Op also features a transparent film and absorbent pad1 so it can stay on your skin for up to 7 days, as long as it still protects the wound and is sticking well. Depending on the wound fluid experienced, there may be no need to change it every day or re-apply it after showering1,6 - a bonus especially when helping the little people in your life!

Did you know OPSITE Post-Op is Australia’s leading7 waterproof dressing1? It also uses REACTIC film technology1 – put simply this means its breathable film allows excess moisture to pass through the film dressing.1 This helps to prevent skin damage due to moisture evaporation.1

  • Top film acts as a bacterial barrier to protect the site against germs and dirt, which may help to minimise the risk of infection.2
  • Australia’s leading7 waterproof dressing1 allows you to continue showering1,6 without the wound getting wet.
  • Uses REACTIC film technology allowing excess moisture to evaporate, which may help to minimise the risk of skin damage when exposed to moisture for a long period of time.1
  • Features a low allergy adhesive which helps to minimise the risk of skin irritation.3 It is also easy to apply and remove.4,5

Choosing the right product

OPSITE Post-Op is available in a variety of sizes:

Dressing size Unit of Measure
OPSITE Post-Op 6.5cm x 5cm Pk/5
OPSITE Post-Op 9.5cm x 8.5cm Pk/3
OPSITE Post-Op 6.5cm x 5cm Bx/100
OPSITE Post-Op 9.5cm x 8.5cm Bx/20
 OPSITE Post-Op 15.5cm x 8.5cm Bx/20
 OPSITE Post-Op 20cm x 10cm Bx/20

If you are unsure, please ask your pharmacist before purchase.

References 1. Smith+Nephew 2009. OPSITE POST-OP Dressing Physical Properties. Internal Report. DS/08/149/R3.
2. Smith+Nephew 2018. OPSITE POST-OP Film Bacterial Barrier Justification. Internal Report. RD/18/042.
3. Smith+Nephew 2018. Low allergy adhesive claims support for OPSITE POST-OP. Internal Report. PSS305.
4. Jester R, Russell L, Fell S, Williams S, Prest C. A one hospital study of the effect of wound dressings and other related factors on skin blistering following total hip and knee arthroplasty. Orthop Nurs. 2000;4(2):71-77.
5. Leal A, Kirby P. Blister formation on primary wound closure sites: A comparison of two dressings. Wounds UK. 2008;4:31-37.
6. Bhattacharyya M, Bradley H, Holder S, Gerber B. A prospective clinical audit of patient dressing choice for post-op arthroscopy wounds. Wounds UK. 2005;13(4):30-34.
7. IMS Scan Data December 2021 Water Protective Adhesive Dressings Category – Internal Report.

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1. Smith+Nephew 2009. OPSITE POST-OP Dressing Physical Properties. Internal Report. DS/08/149/R3.
2. Smith+Nephew 2018. OPSITE POST-OP Film Bacterial Barrier Justification. Internal Report. RD/18/042.
3. Bhattacharyya M, Bradley H, Holder S, Gerber B. A prospective clinical audit of patient dressing choice for post-op arthroscopy wounds. Wounds UK. 2005;13(4):30-34.
4. Smith+Nephew 2018. Low allergy adhesive claims support for OPSITE POST-OP. Internal Report. PSS305.

Instructions for Use

How to use OPSITE Post-Op waterproof dressing

  1. Wash hands before and after treating the wound.
  2. Gently clean and dry the wound and surrounding skin. NB. Stop any bleeding (apply pressure if necessary) and ensure that the skin is completely dry around the wound.
  3. Remove dressing from pouch.
  4. Remove the top release paper marked “1”.
  5. Place the dressing using light pressure.
  6. Remove the second release paper marked “1” and smooth the dressing down.
  7. Remove the top covering marked "2".
  8. To remove the dressing, lift one corner and slowly stretch the film in a motion that is parallel to the skin.

Seek medical advice immediately for all serious wounds and burns or if redness or discomfort occurs. As with all adhesive products, apply and remove carefully from sensitive or fragile skin. 

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is OPSITE Post-Op? OPSITE Post-Op is Australia’s leading1 waterproof wound dressing2 on the market that is ideal for minor cuts, grazes and stitches due to its breathable2 and bacteria-proof3 qualities. It also features REACTIC film technology – put simply this means its breathable film allows excess moisture to pass through the film dressing.2 This helps to prevent skin damage due to moisture evaporation.2 OPSITE Post-Op can also stay on your skin for up to 7 days and be worn while showering.2,4

What type of wounds can you use OPSITE Post-Op for? OPSITE Post-Op waterproof dressings2 can be used to treat minor wounds such as cuts, grazes and stitches. Always seek the advice of your healthcare professional if you are unsure if this product is right for you.

Where can I purchase OPSITE Post-Op? OPSITE Post-Op waterproof dressings2 can be found in the first aid section of all major pharmacies and most independent pharmacies. They are also available to purchase via selected online pharmacy stores.

Is OPSITE Post-Op waterproof? OPSITE Post-Op is a waterproof dressing2 and can be worn while showering.2,4

How do I apply or remove OPSITE Post-Op? Please refer to the instructions for use section.

How often do I need to change the OPSITE Post-Op dressing? This dressing can be left in place for up to 7 days, as long as it still protects the wound and is sticking well. Change the dressing if it begins to leak, is no longer sticking, or is damaged.

How does a waterproof dressing assist with wound healing? By using a waterproof dressing to cover your wound, this can assist with wound healing as it helps to maintain a moist wound environment, which is optimal for faster wound healing.5 By also covering your wound, this assists in keeping the temperature of your skin as close to your normal body temperature as possible, allowing your body to better support the wound healing process.6

References 1. IMS Scan Data December 2021 Water Protective Adhesive Dressings Category – Internal Report.
2. Smith+Nephew 2009. OPSITE POST-OP Dressing Physical Properties. Internal Report. DS/08/149/R3.
3. Smith+Nephew 2018. OPSITE POST-OP Film Bacterial Barrier Justification. Internal Report. RD/18/042.
4. Bhattacharyya M, Bradley H, Holder S, Gerber B. A prospective clinical audit of patient dressing choice for post-op arthroscopy wounds. Wounds UK. 2005;13(4):30-34.
5. Winter G. Formation of the scab and the rate if epithelialisation of superficial wounds in the skin of a young domestic pig. Nature 1962;193:293-294.
6. McGuiness, W., E. Vella, and D. Harrison, Influence of dressing changes on wound temperature. Journal Of Wound Care. 20013;9:383-385.

Other Suitable Products

To help treat your wound, OPSITE Post-Op dressings are suitable for use with the following products:

To protect your skin

SKIN PREP – barrier wipes leave a protective layer on your skin.

To remove adhesive

REMOVE – adhesive removal wipes.

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Always read the label and follow the directions for use.