This Island dressing is a sterile, waterproof, viral and bacterial barrier which consists of a non-adherent absorbent pad bonded to a larger thin film transparent dressing (In vitro testing shows that the transparent film provides a viral barrier from virus 27nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage).
This item is FSA (Flexible Spending Account) eligible.
Choose a dressing size large enough to provide a margin that adheres to dry, healthy skin around the catheter or wound site. Site preparation: Prepare the site according to institution protocol. Clipping of hair at the site may improve adhesion. Shaving is not recommended. Allow all prep liquids to completely dry before applying the dressing to prevent skin irritation and ensure good adhesion. Open package and remove sterile dressing. Peel the paper liner from the paper-framed dressing, exposing the adhesive surface. Position the framed window over the wound site or catheter insertion site and apply dressing. Press the dressing into place. Remove the paper frame from the dressing while smoothing down the dressing edges. Seal securely around catheter or wound site. Firmly smooth adhesive border to the skin.
Do not use the dressing as a replacement for sutures and other primary wound closure methods. Store in a cool, dry place.