Changing your patients’ dressings each time shouldn’t cause additional pain. With Dermatac Drape, wound care patients will feel the difference - try it yourself today!
Dermatac Drape combines skin-friendly silicone with acrylic adhesive allowing the drape to be easily applied and repositioned. It maintains a strong seal, yet it’s gentle enough to help minimize the pain out of dressing removal.
Save nursing time with quicker dressing changes compared to traditional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) drapes.¹,² Dermatac Drape conforms easily to various anatomical locations and can be repositioned after initial placement.
Dermatac Drape helps provide peri-wound protection. A recent study suggests that Dermatac Drape may improve patient experience when using NPWT by helping improve patient comfort at drape removal.³
Provides a strong and effective seal to help support the healing process. Dermatac Drape conforms to various anatomical locations without loss of the negative pressure and instillation seal and acts as a barrier to external contaminants while providing peri-wound protection.⁴
Maintain a moist wound environment to support optimal wound healing. Dermatac Drape is the first hybrid 3M™ V.A.C.® Therapy drape to combine silicone and acrylic adhesives that can improve handling, placement, and patient comfort while providing peri-wound support.
See best practices, tips and tricks for using and applying Dermatac Drape.
(SPEECH) [MUSIC PLAYING] (DESCRIPTION) 3 M. Science. Applied to life. Video intended for clinicians. Prior to use of the V A C therapy system consult detailed product instructions and important prescribing information contained in the V A C therapy clinical guidelines and the device specific user's guides. The V A C therapy system is indicated for patients with chronic, acute, traumatic, subacute and dehisced wounds, partial thickness burns, ulcers such as diabetic or pressure, flaps and grafts. V A C therapy is contraindicated for patients with malignancy in the wound, untreated osteomyelitis. Note, refer to warnings section for osteomyelitis information. Non-enteric and unexplored fistulas, necrotic tissue with eschar present. Note, after debridement of necrotic tissue and complete removal of eschar V A C therapy may be used. Sensitivity to silver, 3 M Granufoam silver dressing only. Additional indication and safety information specific to the V A C therapy system is available at the end of this video. Contact your local representative or call 1 800 2 7 5 4 5 2 4 if you have any questions before initiating therapy 3M. Dermatac Drape. Application video. Perform thorough wound and peri wound area cleaning per physician order or institution protocol prior to each dressing application. For more detail, please see the 3M Dermatac Drape instructions for use. Text, 3M Dermatac Drape is a hybrid drape made of acrylic and silicone adhesives. Acrylic properties provide strong, stable adhesion. while the silicone properties outside the circles are forgiving to the skin and improve handling and placement. A zoomed in section of the circles featured on the drape. The drape moves to the center of the screen and flips over horizontally over a wound. Text, Step 1: Remove the single piece release liner. The liner peels away from the bottom of the drape. Step 2: Apply loosely and do not stretch. Step 3: Leave at least 5 cm border around the 3M V A C Granufoam Dressing. Step 4: Remove perforated handling bars. Support the placed drape with your other hand as you pull off the tabs. The left and right tabs peel off of the drape. Step 5: Smooth out wrinkles or reposition up to 20 minutes after initial placement. Cure time varies by patient. Continue by pinching drape and cutting a 2.5 cm hole through the drape. Apply the 3M Sensa R A C pad and activate 3M V A C Therapy. Text, 3M. Science. Applied to life. Instructions for use and safety information: As with any device, it is important to read and understand the detailed instructions for use and safety information (including information on bleeding, exposed vessels and organs, and infection) applicable to you V A C Therapy unit and dressing application that can be found with the therapy unit, disposable carton or in the V A C Therapy Clinical Guidelines (WWW dot 3M dot com slash medical). These sources provide information concerning the proper application of all V A C Therapy Dressings, including advanced applications and techniques. If you have product questions or require additional product training, please contact your V A C Therapy local representative or call at 1-800-275-4542 option number 3. Additional product information can be found at WWW dot 3M dot com slash medical. Note: Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and safety information exist for these products and therapies. Please consult a clinician and product instructions for use prior to application. Rx only. Copyright 2021 3M. All rights reserved. 3M and the other marks shown are marks and/or registered marks. Unauthorized use prohibited. P R A dash PM dash U S dash 0 1 4 2 0 04 sash 21.
(DESCRIPTION) Text, This video is intended for clinicians. Disclaimers. 3M V.A.C. Dressing Application with 3M Dermatac Drape Basic Technique. (SPEECH) [MUSIC PLAYING] The 3M Dermatac Drape is an accessory to 3M VAC Therapy Systems and is the first silicon acrylic hybrid drape uniting the necessary properties of a soft and skin-friendly drape with strong stable adhesion to provide the ideal balance for wound-healing support. (DESCRIPTION) Animated drape. (SPEECH) Dermatac Drape is easy to use and reduces the time associated with dressing changes compared to standard of care. Its unique combination improves handling, placement, and patient comfort, while providing periwound support. (DESCRIPTION) Text, Dressing Kit Components. Disclaimers. (SPEECH) The 3M Dermatac Drape and VAC Granufoam Dressing Kit includes 3M VAC Granufoam Dressing, the 3M Dermatac Drape, the sensor trackpad, and a VAC ruler with two foam quantity labels. The 3M Dermatac Drape can also be used with 3M VAC Whitefoam dressings. All components are disposable, single-use only, and packaged sterile. (DESCRIPTION) Wound Preparation. A clinician demonstrates on a model. (SPEECH) Before applying a new dressing, remove and discard the previous dressing per institution protocol. Thoroughly inspect the wound to ensure all pieces of dressing components have been removed. Perform a thorough wound and periwound area cleaning per physician order or institution protocol prior to each dressing application. Ensure adequate hemostasis has been achieved. (DESCRIPTION) Dressing Application for Single Wounds. (SPEECH) Shown here is a wound requiring a standard VAC dressing using Dermatac Drape. Assess the wound dimensions and pathology, including the presence of undermining or tunnels. (DESCRIPTION) The clinician measures a wound. (SPEECH) Do not place foam dressing into blind or unexplored tunnels. (DESCRIPTION) The clinician explores a wound tunnel. With scissors, they cut foam dressing. (SPEECH) Use VAC Whitefoam Dressing with explored tunnels. (DESCRIPTION) The clinician inserts foam dressing in an explored tunnel. (SPEECH) Cut the foam dressing to dimensions that will allow the foam to be placed gently into the wound without overlapping onto the skin. (DESCRIPTION) The clinician cuts foam dressing to size. Then, the clinician places the foam into the wound cavity. (SPEECH) Gently place the foam into the wound cavity, ensuring contact with all wound surfaces. Do not force foam dressing into any area of the wound. (DESCRIPTION) Text, Drape Application. When sizing, cut from handling bar to handling bar. (SPEECH) Trim Dermatac Drape to cover the VAC Dressing Foam and an additional 5 to 7-centimeter border of intact periwound tissue. Remove the release liner to expose the adhesive. (DESCRIPTION) Note: Patient's skin condition should be carefully monitored. To avoid trauma to the skin, do not pull or stretch the drape over the foam during drape application. (SPEECH) Place the adhesive face-down over the foam and apply the drape to cover the foam and intact skin, ensuring the drape covers at least a 5 to 7-centimeter border of intact periwound tissue. (DESCRIPTION) The clinician applies a drape. (SPEECH) While holding down the edge of the drape, remove the perforated handling bars from the drape. (DESCRIPTION) Text, Drape can be peeled back and re-applied during initial placement to address affected part of the dressing. (SPEECH) Smooth any wrinkles or creases in the dressing to prevent leaks. (DESCRIPTION) The clinician adjusts the drape and smooths out creases. (SPEECH) Pat down to ensure an inclusive seal. (DESCRIPTION) The clinician pats down the drape by smoothing with gloved fingers. Text, SensaTRAC Pad Application. (SPEECH) Now, choose the pad application site for the sensor trackpad. Pinch the drape and carefully cut in approximately 2.5-centimeter hole, not a slit, through the Dermatac Drape. The hole should be large enough to allow for removal of fluid and exudate. You do not need to cut into the foam. Apply the pad, which has a central disk and a surrounding outer adhesive skirt. Remove both backing layers 1 and 2 to expose the adhesive. Place pad opening in central disk directly over the hole in the drape. (DESCRIPTION) Refer to clinical guidelines. (SPEECH) Apply gentle pressure on the central disk and outer skirt to ensure complete adhesion of the pad. (DESCRIPTION) The clinician applies pressure with hands. (SPEECH) Pull back on the blue tab to remove the pad stabilization layer. (DESCRIPTION) Text, Prior to use, consult product instructions and prescribing information. (SPEECH) Connect the sensor trackpad tubing to the canister tubing and ensure the clamp on each tube is open. (DESCRIPTION) Review all V.A.C. Therapy System Information before initiating. (SPEECH) Position clamps away from the patient. Turn on power to the V.A.C. therapy unit. (DESCRIPTION) The clinician turns on a V.A.C. therapy unit, then selects On/Off. (SPEECH) Select prescribed therapy setting. (DESCRIPTION) Refer to unit specific guide. (SPEECH) Assess the dressing to ensure seal integrity. The dressing should be collapsed and have a wrinkled appearance. There should be no hissing sounds. (DESCRIPTION) 3M Science Applied to Life. (SPEECH) For more product demos and application techniques, visit 3M.com/medical.
Two innovations in one for improved ease of use and making it easier on the skin
Veraflo Cleanse Choice Complete Dressing Kit features a uniquely combined single-layer foam that offers more versatility in dressing application, along with the gentle skin-friendly strength of the Dermatac Drape. This powerful combination makes the dressing application and initiation of Veraflo Therapy easier than ever.
NOTE: Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and safety information exist for these products and therapies. Please consult a clinician and product Instructions for Use prior to application. Rx only.
1. KCI. Summative User Interface Evaluation Report. March 20, 2018.0000046678.REF-01643.
2. ICG. Dermatac Opportunity Assessment: Qualitative & Quantitative Market Research Final Report. October 8, 2015.REF-01638.
3. Desvigne, M. Initial Experiences Applying Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with a Novel Drape Containing an Acrylic and Silicone-based Adhesive. Poster Presented at the SAWC Fall Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. Oct 2019.
4. KCI. The performance of Dermatac Drape as compared to V.A.C.® Drape Therapy in healthy human subjects. April 5, 2016.
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