|Brand||SMITH & NEPHEW|
The revised OPSITE Post-Op dressings combine the features of the current OPSITE Post-Op dressings with the high MVTR REACTIC◊ hydrophilic polyurethane film used to manufacture OPSITE IV3000◊ Transparent Adhesive Film Dressings. The patented REACTIC film is 3 to 8 times more permeable to water vapor than standard film dressings. It can "switch" in the presence of moisture allowing excess moisture to transpire off. Benefits Waterproof The OPSITE Post-Op film is impermeable to water and body fluids, allowing the patient to shower without changing dressings. Bacterial Barrier The OPSITE Post-Op film provides a bacterial barrier, helping to reduce the risk of secondary infection. High MVTR OPSITE Post-Op has a unique molecular structure that ‘switches on' in the presence of moisture, preventing accumulation of moisture underneath the dressing, which reduces bacterial growth and the risk of maceration. Transparent Film The clear film allows the user to monitor the level of fluid and check for infection without removing the dressing, thus increasing wear time. Absorbent, Low-adherent Pad The thick pad is highly absorbent, minimising the number of dressing changes whilst protecting the wound from further injury. The low-adherent wound contact layer leaves the wound site clean and comfortable, reducing pain when changing the dressing. Conformable OPSITE Post-Op is highly conformable, even over the most awkward body contours. Its extensibility does not restrict movement, ensuring that it is comfortable for the patient. The unique dressing carrier keeps the film firm, allowing easy application. Indications To dress post-operative wounds, minor cuts, abrasions, lacerations and puncture sites where a waterproof dressing, which aids in the prevention of bacterial contamination, is required. Ordering Codes / Reimbursement Information Usual Allowable Amount: Up to 3 per week, one cover per dressing change. Specific Coverage Criteria: Composite dressings are products combining physically distinct components into a single dressing that provides multiple functions. These functions must include, but are not limited to: (a) a bacterial barrier, (b) an absorptive layer other than an alginate, foam, hydrocolloid, or hydrogel, and (c) either a semi-adherent or non-adherent property over the wound site. May be denied if used with a hydrogel because DMERC considers it an absorptive dressing (see coverage rules).
A breathable, bacteria-proof, and waterproof dressing
OPSITE Post-Op dressings provide a waterproof and bacteria-proof barrier for cuts, grazes, and stitches (low-risk incisions). Featuring an absorbent pad, this breathable dressing can stay in place for up to 7 days.
- REACTIC technology breathable film allows excess moisture to transpire through the film
- Moisture evaporation 3-4 times faster than standard film dressings,1 helping to prevent skin damage
- Barrier against bacteria, including MRSA2-4
- Skin-friendly, hypoallergenic adhesive
- Water-resistant, allowing you to continue showering
OPSITE Post-Op is ideal for: protecting low-risk incisions, cuts and grazes from external contamination for up to 7 days.
How to use OPSITE Post-Op
- Wash your hands before and after dealing with a wound. Gently clean the wound and surrounding skin, and dry thoroughly.
- Remove backing and apply lightly apply to the wound. Press down around the absorbent pad to seal, and remove the printed cover on top of the dressing to reveal the breathable film.
- To remove OPSITE Post-Op, lift each corner and stretch outwards, away from the absorbent pad, allowing the dressing to lift away easily.
As with all adhesive products, apply and remove carefully from sensitive or fragile skin. Seek medical advice immediately for all serious wounds and burns, or if redness or discomfort occurs. For single use only.
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