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What is Tegaderm Film Dressing and How Does it Work

To avoid a wound to be infected it is important to dress a wound or a place that has been injured. Over the long development in the field of medicine there have been some ways to dress a wound one being the use of Tegaderm. When applying a dress it needs to be comfortable to the patient and the wound needs to be protected from all external infections. Other forms are proving to be inferior to the Tegaderm way of dressing. This is because it is present in many different forms, shapes, and sizes. The sterile barrier needed for a wound is important to be comfortable.

When an intravenous injection is being applied to a patients hand, it is important to monitor the wound, and this makes the Tegaderm very effective. The wound can be able to have free air circulating well. Germs and bacteria can be kept out of the wound and still monitor the wound when using the Tegaderm. The membrane is watertight. It is made of a transparent patch that when applied can enable someone to see the wound condition while it is still healing. 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. When someone has a tattoo it needs to be covered to avoid infection from outside. The Tegaderm is best for this kind of tattoo dressing as you can be able to see if the tattoo gets infected or not. Used in most clinical application because of its wide and flexible range of uses the Tegaderm is turning out to be very popular. It is also very gentle on the skin, and when it is correctly applied, then it is very safe for the wound and the one using it.

To avoid further infection the best way on how to apply this type of dressing is directed in the pack. First the wound has to be cleaned with a sterile solution to make sure it is not infected. Remove the hair around the wound. Use the correct size of dressing to fit the wound well without leaving any part out. Apply the Tegaderm after you have removed the bottom part. Apply it correctly with the right amount of force.