What are Opsite dressings used for?
OPSITE Post-Op Visible (OPOV) is a post-operative dressing that has been developed to protect the wound from bacteria in the environment and absorb blood or other fluid exuding from the wound.
Does Opsite stick to wound?
OPSITE FLEXIGRID is a transparent, adhesive film, with a unique wound measurement grid. The film is moisture vapor permeable, conformable and extensible. It is widely used to provide a moist wound healing environment for superficial wounds; it is also ideal for use as a secondary dressing.
How often do you change Opsite dressing?
How often do I need to change the OPSITE Post-Op dressing? This dressing can be left in place for up to 7 days, as long as it still protects the wound and is sticking well. Change the dressing if it begins to leak, is no longer sticking, or is damaged.
How do you use OPSITE Post-Op dressing?
- Remove one part of the silicone backing paper (marked “1”) prior to application.
- Position dressing onto the skin and remove the second part of the silicone backing paper. Smooth the dressing down into place, applying light pressure.
- Finally, peel off the dressing carrier (marked “2”).
- Dressing in place.
What are the different types of opsite dressings?
There are three types of Opsite dressings; Opsite Flexigrid, Opsite Plus, and Opsite Post-Op. Opsite Flexigrid features an acrylic adhesive film with a measurement grid, which perfectly conforms to awkward body parts while allowing freedom of movement. This vapor permeable dressing evaporates the excess exudates.
Can I use opsite* transparent adhesive film dressing on clinically infected wounds?
OPSITE* Transparent Adhesive Film Dressing may be used on clinically infected wounds if the following precautions are followed: The patient should be under medical/clinical supervision. The dressing should be changed daily.
What is opsite used for in wound care?
Indications. OPSITE is indicated for the management of: Superficial wounds, such as shallow pressure sores, minor burns, cuts and abrasions. Use as a secondary dressing, for example over INTRASITE ◊ Gel Amorphous Hydrogel Dressing or ALLEVYN ◊ Cavity Wound Dressing.
How do you remove a wound dressing from a wound?
Change dressing when wound fluid is absorbed to edge of pad. To remove, lift one corner of dressing and peel away from pad. Repeat on opposite edge and along the edges until adhesive is loosened and dressing easily lifts from skin.