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Smith & Nephew Opsite™ Flexifex™ Transparent Adhesive Film Dressing 4″ x 11 yds, Waterproof
Smith & Nephew Opsite™ Flexifex™ Transparent Film Roll is a roll of transparent adhesive film that has been designed to allow easy application of the film to awkward areas of the body and over dressings and tubes. It is waterproof and provides excellent adherence, even while the patient is bathing.
- Smith & Nephew Opsite™ Flexifex™ Transparent Film Roll is highly conformable and extensible.
- Aids in prevention of bacterial contamination, reducing risk of secondary infection.
- Acrylic adhesive minimizes the risk of skin damage.
- High moisture vapor permeability.
- Opsite Flexifix Transparent Adhesive Film Dressing
- 4″ x 11 yds.
Weight 0.575 lbs
Packaging 1 Each / Each
Shipping Dimensions 4.1 X 2.55 X 2.7 IN
TRANSPARENT DRESSINGS / TRANSPARENT FILM DRESSINGS
A transparent dressing is a clear film dressing, featuring an adhesive border, and is most often made from polyurethane, which is usually waterproof. Transparent dressings prevent the wound from coming into contact with fluid or bacteria, although they allow oxygen in so that the wound can heal. These non-absorbent waterproof dressings are see-through, so that the general state of the wound is visible even without removing the dressings. Shop transparent dressings now!
Adherent film dressings are sometimes referred to as semi-permeable dressings, since they are permeable to oxygen carbon dioxide and water vapor, but are occlusive to other substances.
There are transparent occlusive film dressings, but those are much less commonly used than the regular semipermeable transparent adhesive film dressings.
Advantages of Transparent Dressings
There are many advantages to transparent dressings. These dressings can only be used in certain circumstances, but when applicable for use, there are many benefits the medical professional and the patient will derive from utilizing a transparent wound barrier. Durable: Transparent dressings are available from acclaimed companies such as Mepore and Tegaderm.
These dressings are high quality and durable. Flexible: These dressings are flexible, and conform to the wound. Because they have this contouring ability, they can be used on bony prominences such as the heels, the sacrum, or the elbows. Adhesive border: These dressings typically feature an adhesive border, thereby eliminating the need for bandage tape. Usually waterproof: Transparent dressings don’t allow water to seep in, so these dressings can be worn during showering or bathing.
This is extremely advantageous because the risk of wound trauma goes up in proportion to the amount of times the dressing is removed. Using a transparent waterproof film dressing reduces the amount of necessary dressing changes. Transparency: As mentioned previously, these wound dressings are clear.
This makes it easy to see at any time what’s going on at the wound bed. Various sizes & shapes: There are many different options of transparent adhesive bandages and dressings. Find the one that will best fit your wound, for an optimal healing and recovery process. Breathability: