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Medline MSC2502 - DRESSING, IV, SUREVIEW, FILM, FAB, 2.37 x 2.75" (6 x 7 cm), 50 EA/BX

Medline # MSC2502 - DRESSING, IV, SUREVIEW, FILM, FAB, 2.37 x 2.75
Part Number Medline MSC2502
SKU Number CIA1139514
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Medline MSC2502 - DRESSING, IV, SUREVIEW, FILM, FAB, 2.37 x 2.75" (6 x 7 cm), 50 EA/BX

Sureview IV Transparent Film Dressing

Transparent I.V. film dressing with reinforced fabric frame

Transparent Film Dressings can be used to cover and protect catheter sites and wounds, to maintain a moist environment for wound healing or to facilitate autolytic debridement, as a secondary dressing, as a protective cover over at-risk skin, to secure devices to the skin and as a protective eye covering. Common applications include a variety of I.V. catheters and other percutaneous devices.

  • Easy delivery of an all-in-one cover dressing with absorption
  • Traditional moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR)
  • Conformable; won't stick to itself
  • Microporous technology
  • Permits continuous observation
  • Variety of delivery systems

About Suresite

Transparent Film Dressings

  • Traditional moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR)
  • Conformable
  • Does not stick to itself
  • Microporous technology
  • Permits continuous observation of wound and line sites
  • Variety of delivery systems


  • Peripheral and central I.V. lines
  • Partial-thickness wounds
  • Full-thickness wounds (secondary dressing)
  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • To help prevent skin breakdown caused by friction to epidermis


  • Contraindicated as a primary dressing on wounds with moderate to heavy drainage

Change Frequency

  • Suresite may be left in place for up to 7 days
  • Dressing change frequency will depend on amount of drainage

Recommended Uses

  • Shallow
  • No/minimal drainage
  • Primary dressing
  • Secondary dressing

Recommended Secondary Dressings

  • Not Applicable

MVTR (Moisture Vapour Transmission Rate)

Moisture vapour transmission rate (MVTR) is the measurement of water vapour diffusion through a material.

Two laboratory test methods are commonly used to measure MVTR. The results of these two tests are often used to compare transparent dressings for I.V. use; however, they do not represent real life conditions, and numerous variables can impact the results. This raises the question of whether laboratory test data for MVTR can accurately predict dressing performance in clinical practice.

The inverted beaker test produces higher numbers with greater variability. These variances are seen within samples of the same dressing, as well as among different products. This inconsistency occurs because the films can stretch and swell due to the water pressure against the test dressing, increasing surface area measured. The MVTR values produces by the upright method are lower and more consistent among different products, and within samples of the same dressing. Due to the fact that the liquid does not come in contact with the film in this test method, stretch and swell are not factors in the results.

Aside from the test method chosen, many other variables can significantly affect MVTR values:

  • Volume of liquid in the test beaker (generally 10-50 ml)
  • Type of liquid medium (water, saline)
  • Concentration of substances in the liquid (salt, proteins)
  • Environmental conditions (temperature, humidity)

Research studies have been conducted to investigate the effect of MVTR on clinical outcomes for I.V. therapy. The results of these trials do not demonstrate a correlation between higher MVTR values and lower incidence of complications, including catheter-related bacteremia.

To date, there is no specific clinical evidence to suggest the optimal moisture vapour transmission rate. More important than MVTR in preventing I.V. infections are proper site preparation, sterile insertion technique, and strict adherence to protocols for I.V. site maintenance.


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