TheraBond 3D® Contact Dressings
General Usage Guidelines
- Leave dressing in place per physician instructions.
- Change the dressing if it becomes saturated with exudates.
- Don't use povidone iodine or petrolatum; it's not compatible with TheraBond 3D® dressings.
- Do not apply topical antimicrobials or any other solution, ointment or cream to the wound.
To apply the dressing:
- Cleanse the wound.
- Remove Contact Dressing from sterile pouch.
- Moisten Contact Dressing with water to activate silver ion release.
Note: Moistening is best achieved by saturating the Contact Dressing with water and wringing out the excess moisture. When applied the Contact Dressing needs to be moist not saturated.
- Place the textured side of Contact Dressing in contact with the wound.
Note: It is important that the textured side of the dressing be placed in contact with the wound. This optimizes the dressings function. The dressing is designed to provide unidirectional flow away from the textured surface. This optimizes fluid management by moving excess fluid and exudates away from the wound.
- Cover the Contact Dressing with an absorbent secondary dressing.
- Secure according to wound care protocol.
To change the dressing:
- Choose a TheraBond 3D®Contact Dressing that completely covers the wound.
To remove the dressing:
- Remove all absorbent dressing materials covering the TheraBond 3D® Contact Dressing.
- Moisten the Contact Dressing with water.
- Lift one corner of the Contact Dressing and slowly remove in a motion parallel to the skin.
Note: The system may adhere to wounds that are dry or have very light exudates. If the system is not easily removed, then moisten or soak with sterile water to assist removal.