What is Tegaderm Film Dressing and How Does it Work
An area that has been injured should be kept clean, and the best way to do this is through proper dressing the wound. Over the long development in the field of medicine there have been some ways to dress a wound one being the use of Tegaderm. The wound should be protected from all external infections, and the casualty needs to be comfortable. Other forms are proving to be inferior to the Tegaderm way of dressing. All types of Tegaderm are there, small, big and of different shapes. When dressing a wound nowadays, it is not just about the wound but also a sterile barrier.
Some of the most effective places that this kind of dressing is used is when applying the IV injections and you want to keep a close eye a wound. The several semi-permeable membranes can be able to help the wound to breathe freely. Germs and bacteria can be kept out of the wound and still monitor the wound when using the Tegaderm. The membrane is watertight. The Tegaderm has a transparent patch that allows the doctor to be able to see what is happening in the wound without opening it up. These properties, together with conformability, make transparent film dressings an excellent complement to I.V. catheter care and wound management protocols. It maintains the moist circulating air to go through the wound. It is best used as a secondary form of dressing in burns and eye surgeries.
Tergaderm comes in many different sizes, and this allows it to be used in a wide range of applications. The infections that affect a tattoo are mostly from the outside, and this kind of dressing is more effective in tattoos. To see how the tattoo is doing the best way to check this is through the use of this kind of dressing. These makes this dressing versatile as it can be used to satisfy many clinical situations. Because of how easy it is to use, this type of dressing is very safe to the patient and the wound at the same time preserving the skin around the wound.
To avoid further infection the best way on how to apply this type of dressing is directed in the pack. To avoid the wound from infection then it should be cleaned before the dressing is applied. All the hair has to be shaved to avoid it being pulled be the sticky part of the Tegaderm and to avoid it from getting into the wound. Estimate the size of the wound to know the size of Tegaderm you will use. Removed the protective part and applied on the skin. Do not let it stretch so much to avoid the skin to hurt.