Cover and protect surgical site wounds with dressings that provide protection of newly formed tissue. 3M™ wound care dressings have been synonymous with quality and performance for more than 30 years. The most trusted name in transparent film dressings, 3M™ Tegaderm™, offers easy-to-use, cost-effective dressings that support best practices and help improve patient outcomes.
Unlike traditional sponge gauze and tape dressings, Tegaderm™ + Pad Dressings are proven to provide a viral* and bacterial barrier, helping to reduce the risk of infection. It is waterproof yet breathable, absorbent yet non-adherent, and is easily applied.
Impervious to liquids, bacteria, and viruses*, Tegaderm™ +Pad Dressings provide an effective barrier to external contaminants.
Decrease the amount of nursing time spent on dressing application and changes with Tegaderm™ + Pad Dressings.** Less frequent dressing changes saves time and supply costs while reducing the potential for site contamination.
*In vitro testing shows that the transparent film dressing provides a viral barrier from viruses 27 nm in diameter or larger while the dressing remains intact without leakage.
**Kahl, Ann Marie, Evaluation of Composite Dressings on Post-Operative Wounds: Clinical Outcomes, Cost-Effectiveness and Labor Savings, 1999
This post-surgical dressing can be used on areas where swelling or movement is expected, on superficial and partial-thickness wounds, lacerations, abrasions and burns, and on light to moderately draining wounds. It reduces application time, conforms to body contours, is gentle, porous and breathable and has a unique, non-adherent absorbent pad.
Tegaderm™ Absorbent Clear Acrylic dressing is a transparent wound dressing that absorbs wound exudate while still allowing visualization of the wound bed. The novel acrylic polymer pad technology is designed to manage low to moderate wound drainage without dressing breakdown in the wound.
More than thirty years ago, 3M introduced the first 3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Dressings. Since then, we’ve collaborated with health care professionals around the world to develop products that simplify and improve care practices, continually expanding the range of options within the Tegaderm™ Dressings portfolio.
Every day, we are inspired by everything healthcare professionals do to give patients the best possible care. So as new technologies have emerged and new advances achieved, we’ve applied them to transparent dressings, resulting in a broad portfolio of I.V. site dressings that help improve patient outcomes and provide excellent value.
Learn more about 3M™ Tegaderm™ I.V. Dressings
An essential component of a successful surgical wound treatment plan is selection of the proper dressing to provide a protective environment for healing. This study concluded that transparent absorbent dressing is easy to use, shows excellent performance, and is well-accepted by the surgeons and patients involved in the study. This dressing is an appropriate choice for clean, closed, approximated surgical incisions and laparoscopic incisions. Read more about this study (PDF, 702.20 KB)