3M 90702 - TEGADERM SPRABSBER DRESSN, 5BX/CS
3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressing(Square), 3⅞ in. x 7⅞ in. (10 cm x 20 cm) (Overall Dressing Size), 3⅛ in. x 6⅝ in. (8 cm x 17 cm) (Superabsorber Size) 10/BX, 5BX/CS
Tegaderm Superabsorber absorbs and retains exudate in the dressing. The product wicks exudate vertically from the white wound contact side, retaining it and forming a gel within the dressing. This minimizes the risk of maceration and damage to periwound skin and provides a moist environment. Tegaderm Superabsorber is a sterile Superabsorber Dressing for use on moderate to heavily exuding wounds. Superabsorber dressing locks in exudate to help prevent moisture associated complications - even under compression. Can be used both as a primary and secondary dressing.
- Versatile for a variety of wounds with moderate to high exudate levels
- Helps prevent maceration of the wound edges
- Reduces frequency of dressing changes
- Provides patient comfort
Innovative Design Absorbs and Contains Exudate Even Under Compression
What does Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressing do?
- Absorbs and retains exudate in the dressing minimizing the risk of maceration of the wound edges , even under compression.
- Maintains a moist wound environment.
- Removes exudate away from the skin surface through rapid, vertical wicking.
- Traps the wound fluid and wound fluid components away from the wound.
3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressing Helps Prevent Maceration
High absorption and superior exudate retention provides confidence to manage exudate and supports patient comfort with fewer disruptions. The innovative design of Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressing helps prevent complications related to periwound maceration.
Easy and Efficient to Use
Important to use the white wound contact side towards the wound! Do not cut the dressing, the cover must remain intact. Do not use the dressing if the sterile packaging is damaged. Single use product, do not re-sterilize, cannot be re-used.
The dressing should not be used on dry or low exuding wounds, eyes, mucous membranes, tendons or in wound cavities because the dressing swells during absorption. The dressing should not be used on persons with a known sensitivity to the dressing or its components.
3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressing | Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings manage high exudate?
A: 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings have an innovative layered design that provides effective management of highly draining wounds. Wound drainage is wicked vertically through a nonadherent contact layer and transferred by cellulose fibers into a core of superabsorbent polymers. The wound fluid is retained in these polymers even under compression. A breathable, hydrophobic backing prevents strikethrough.
Q: What are the indications for use of 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings?
A: 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings are indicated for moderate to high draining wounds such as leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and other wounds with high drainage. It is positioned as the most absorbent 3M dressing solution.
Q: Are 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings made with latex?
A: No, the 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings and packaging are not made with natural rubber latex.
Q: Can 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings be used over infected wounds?
A: Yes. 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings may be used on infected wounds only under the care of a health care professional. See package insert for additional information.
Q: Can 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings be used with hyperbaric treatments?
A: While there are no current test standards to qualify materials for use in HBO chambers, 3M has worked with an outside professional testing company to identify suitable tests to evaluate the oxygen compatibility of select 3M skin and wound care products by determining the oxygen index (OI) and autogenous ignition temperature of the products, and the response of the products to oxygen exposure testing. Results of this testing support the conclusion that 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressing will not ignite in typical high oxygen environments used in typical hyperbaric oxygen treatment chambers (at or below 60 degrees Centigrade, 99.5% oxygen and 3 atmospheres of pressure). This testing has been done in a controlled test environment. There was no testing for static spark generation. It is important to consider the overall potential risk profile in your clinical practice.
Q: How often should 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings should be changed?
A: The dressing can be worn up to 7 days depending on the amount of drainage. Monitor the dressing regularly and plan to change the dressing before it becomes saturated.
Q: Can 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings be cut?
A: No, select a dressing size that allows approximately 2.2cm (.8 inch) overlap onto the periwound skin
Q: Are there any precautions to consider before using 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings?
A: The dressing should not be used on dry or lightly exuding wounds, eyes, mucous membranes, tendons or in wound cavities as the dressing swells with absorption.
Q: Can 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings be used with 3M Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film?
A: Yes, 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings are compatible with 3M Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film that may be used to protect periwound skin from wound exudate or adhesives.
Q: Can 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings be used with other products?
A: Yes. 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings may be used as a primary dressing or a secondary dressing with appropriate primary dressings such as 3M Tegaderm Ag Mesh Dressing with Silver, 3M Tegaderm Alginate Ag Silver Dressing, and 3M Tegaderm High Integrity or High Gelling Alginate Dressings. Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings may also be used with 3M Coban 2 Layer Compression System and 3M Coban 2 Layer Lite Compression System.
Q: What is the best way to secure 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings?
A: In a highly draining wound situation, it is expected that dressings will require more frequent dressing changes. Select tapes that have proven, gentle to skin, conformable characteristics such as 3M Kind Removal Silicone Tape or 3M Medipore Soft Cloth Tape. When used under compression, place the dressing over the wound and secure with the comfort layer during wrapping.
Q: How much exudate do 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings hold?
A: The average value for free absorption capacity of 0,9% saline solution is 1.8 ml per 1 cm of core size, determined on the basis of ISO 11948-1. Calculating the superabsorbent capacity of each 3M Tegaderm Superabsorber Dressings, the approximate capacity of each dressing is as follows;
- 90701 - pad capacity of 100.8ml (3.36 ozs)
- 90702 - pad capacity of 244.8ml (8.28 ozs)
- 90703 - pad capacity of 489.6ml (16.5 ozs)
- 90704 - pad capacity of 776.6ml (26.3 ozs)