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3M™ Tegaderm™ Dressings: Inspired by Clinicians.

Innovative 3M™ Tegaderm™ Dressings are trusted leaders in skin and adhesives. We've partnered with clinicians to develop solutions to help address vascular access and wound complications.

Tegaderm Dressings

For over 40 years, 3M scientists have partnered with nurses and other healthcare professionals from around the world to gain insights, solve clinical challenges, simplify treatment regimens, and help improve patient outcomes. Today, a wide variety of innovative Tegaderm Dressings can help you provide a better patient experience.

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  • Application of Tegaderm IV dressing.
    Vascular access securement and protection

    Tegaderm I.V. Dressings

    Tegaderm I.V. Dressings can help protect and secure IV catheters from insertion to securement and removal, helping to reduce the risk of complications.
     

    • Antimicrobial Dressings
      Proven to reduce catheter related bloodstream infections (CRBSI),
      Tegaderm™ CHG I.V. Securement Dressing is an integrated IV dressing that combines continuous antimicrobial protection with site visibility, catheter securement and breathability. These dressings meet the Infusion Nursing Society recommendation to use chlorhexidine-impregnated dressings to reduce risk of CRBSI.¹ Use the entire family of antimicrobial Tegaderm™ CHG Dressings to help reduce risks across extraluminal access points.
    • Securement Dressings
      A comfortable solution that provides patients with securement, site visibility and breathability all in one product. These dressings have up to a seven day wear time and meet the Infusion Nursing Society definition of securement device.¹
    • Transparent Film Dressings
      Provide a waterproof, sterile barrier to external contaminants with transparency for easy monitoring.
  • Application of Tegaderm wound dressing.
    Manage exudate effectively

    Tegaderm Wound Dressings

    Tegaderm wound dressings is a complete range of products designed to manage different level of exudate and protect surrounding skin from maceration.
     

    • Silicone Foam Dressings
      Helps maintain a moist wound environment and may be used as part of a comprehensive pressure injury prevention program. The unique multi-layer design absorbs and evaporates moisture to help reduce the potential for skin maceration. Designed for application in challenging locations like the sacrum. Provides a water-resistant seal while dressing is intact.
    • Adhesive Foam Dressings
      Unique multi-layer design provides high absorbency with high breathability to reduce the risk of maceration. Adapts to changing levels of exudate to maintain moisture balance for optimal wound healing.
    • Acrylic Dressings
      Absorbent dressings with a waterproof, transparent barrier – allowing active monitoring without disturbing the wound or incision and early interventions.
    • Alginate Dressings
      Optimal for maintaining a moist wound environment. Highly absorbent, may be used on moderate to heavily exudating wounds.
    • Composite (Island) Dressings
      All-in-one dressing designed for convenience and comfort. 3M™ Tegaderm™ +Pad Film Dressing with Non-Adherent Pad acts as a bacterial and viral barrier.* 3M™ Medipore™ +Pad Soft Cloth Adhesive Wound Dressing is a breathable and conformable dressing with a non-adherent pad.

      *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.

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See the story of Tegaderm Dressings

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Tegaderm Dressings: A timeline of innovation

  • Image icon of 1981 -Tegaderm dressings first launched
    1981

    Tegaderm Dressings first launched

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Image icon of 1987 - Tegaderm becomes the most widely used transparent dressing in the world
    1987

    Tegaderm Dressings become the most widely used transparent dressing in the world

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Image icon of 1988 – First pediatric-focused dressing launched
    1988

    First pediatric-focused dressing launched

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Image icon of 1993 – Window-out design launched
    1993

    Window-out design launched

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Image icon of 2003 – Non-woven border design launched
    2003
    2003 – Non-woven border design launched
    Dec 1, 1901
  • Image icon of 2008 – 3MTM TegadermTM CHG Chlorhexidine Gluconate IV Securement Dressings launched
    2008

    2008 – 3MTM TegadermTM CHG Chlorhexidine Gluconate IV Securement Dressings launched

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Image icon of 2010 – 3MTM TegadermTM IV Advancement Securement Dressings launched
    2010
    2010 – 3MTM TegadermTM IV Advancement Securement Dressings launched
    Dec 1, 1901
  • Image icon of 2013 – PICC/CVC Securement System launched
    2013
    PICC/CVC Securement System launched
    Dec 1, 1901
  • Image icon of 2016 – Feature upgrades to Tegaderm IV Advanced and Tegaderm CHG IV Securement Dressings
    2016

    Feature upgrades to Tegaderm IV Advanced and Tegaderm CHG IV Securement Dressings

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Image icon of 2017 – Tegaderm CHG dressings are cleared and clinically proven to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI)1
    2017

    Tegaderm CHG dressings are cleared and clinically proven to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI)¹

    Dec 1, 1901
  • Image icon of 2018 – 3MTM TegadermTM Antimicrobial IV Advanced Securement Dressings launched
    2018
    3M™ Tegaderm™ Antimicrobial IV Advanced Securement Dressings launched
    Dec 1, 1901
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  • References

    1. Gorski LA, Hadaway L, Hagle ME, et al. Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, 8th Edition. J Infus Nurs. 2021;44(suppl 1):S1-S224. doi:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000396. Refer to the document to view verbatim, comprehensive standards and practice recommendations.