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. It takes more time before it is changed, it comes in different sizes and shapes. The wound that is trying to be dressed has to be safe from other germs.
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. The free air circulations allows the prevention of buildup of germs from the outside and harm the wound even more. It is also waterproof. 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. I.V catheters have to be monitored, and this makes it important to have this kind of film dressing, it is also very comfortable and relaxing than other types of dressing. The wound remains moisture as the air is allowed to pass. 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. To be able to deal an infection that may arise the best way is to monitor the tattoo and the best way to monitor a tattoo is through the proper dressing of a Tegaderm. These makes this dressing versatile as it can be used to satisfy many clinical situations. 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.
When this type of dressing is used and applied the way it is supposed to, then optimum efficiency can be realized. A disinfectant can be used to make sure that the wound is not being affected when the dressing is being applied. The area around the wound should also be shaved off all hair. Estimate the size of the wound to know the size of Tegaderm you will use. Apply the Tegaderm after you have removed the bottom part. Do not stretch the dressing during application as tension can cause skin trauma.