The 3M Medipore plus pad soft cloth adhesive wound dressing consists of a non-adherent absorbent pad bonded to a larger soft cloth backing coated with a border of hypoallergenic, water-resistant adhesive.
This item is FSA (Flexible Spending Account) eligible.
Preparation: In accordance with standard hospital protocol, prepare the site for catheter insertion or wound dressing. To ensure best dressing adhesion, clipping of excess hair at the site may be necessary. Shaving is not recommended. Allow all prep liquids to dry completely before dressing application. Open package and remove sterile dressing. Peel the paper liner from the dressing, exposing the adhesive surface. Position the dressing over the wound site or the catheter insertion site and apply dressing. Smooth down the dressing edges. Seal securely around catheter or wound site. Firmly smooth adhesive border to the skin. Change the dressing should exudate penetrate through the soft cloth backing. To remove the dressing, gently grasp the edge and slowly peel the dressing from the skin in the direction of hair growth.
The Medipore plus pad soft cloth adhesive dressing is not intended to replace sutures or other primary wound closure methods. The dressing should be changed if not intact. An intact dressing is one that has been properly applied to achieve and maintain good adhesion, at least around the total periphery of the dressing. For best results, the dressing should be large enough to have a margin which adheres to dry, healthy skin around the wound site. The site should be observed frequently for signs of infection. If infection occurs (which may be signaled by fever, pain, redness, swelling or an unusual odor or discharge), remove the dressing and take standard precautions.