How often do you change Opsite dressing?
Usual Allowable Amount: Up to 3 per week. Specific Coverage Criteria: Covered when used on open, partial-thickness wounds with minimal exudate or closed wounds.
Can I shower with Opsite?
The OPSITE Post-Op film is impermeable to water and body fluids, allowing the patient to shower without changing dressings. The OPSITE Post-Op film provides a bacterial barrier, helping to reduce the risk of secondary infection.
When do you use Opsite post-op?
OPSITE* Post-Op Visible
- • Waterproof and bacteria-proof dressing with a see-through pad.
- OPSITE* Post-Op Visible is indicated for post-operative wounds, lacerations, cuts, abrasions and minor burns where exudate levels are low to moderate.
- Do not use under compression garments or dressings.
Is Opsite Post-op breathable?
OpSite Post-Op Visible is a transparent film with a unique see-through absorbent pad. The highly breathable film is waterproof and bacteria-resistant, and the unique lattice structure foam pad enables regular wound assessment without the need to lift or remove the dressing.
Is Opsite Post-op waterproof?
OPSITE Post-Op dressings provide a waterproof and bacteria-proof barrier for cuts, grazes, and stitches (low-risk incisions). Featuring an absorbent pad, this breathable dressing can stay in place for up to 7 days.
How long should you keep a dressing on stitches?
The original dressing can be left in place for up to two days (or as advised by the nurse/doctor), as long as it is not oozing. The wound must be kept dry for two days. If the dressing becomes wet from blood or any other liquid, it must be changed.
How long can I leave an Opsite post-op?
On clean wounds, such as donor sites and post-operative wounds, the dressing may be left undisturbed for a week or even longer, but in most other situations more frequent changes may be required. Where the film is used for the prevention of pressure sores, it may be left in position for up to two weeks.
Are Opsite Post-op plasters waterproof?
Opsite Post-Op is a transparent waterproof dressing with absorbent pad.
What type of dressing is Opsite post-op?
OPSITE Post-Op Visible is a tri-layer dressing made up of a low adherent wound contact layer, lattice shaped absorbent pad and a top film that is waterproof and a bacterial barrier and is coated with a water-based adhesive.
Do stitches heal faster covered?
A handful of studies have found that when wounds are kept moist and covered, blood vessels regenerate faster and the number of cells that cause inflammation drop more rapidly than they do in wounds allowed to air out. It is best to keep a wound moist and covered for at least five days.
Do incisions heal faster covered or uncovered?
What do you need to know about opsite post op dressing?
OpSite* Post-Op. This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only. OpSite* Post-Op is a revolutionary post-operative dressing combining a high Moisture Vapour Transmission Rate (MVTR) film and the cushioning and absorbency of a low adherent pad together with an easy application carrier system.
Why is Smith and nephew opsite post op dressing waterproof?
Waterproof: Opsite Post-Op Waterproof Dressing is impermeable to water and body fluids, allowing the patient to shower without changing dressings. Bacterial Barrier: Smith & Nephew Opsite Post-Op film provides a bacterial barrier, helping to reduce the risk of secondary infection.
Can a person shower while wearing an opsite dressing?
Yes, OpSite Post-Op dressings are completely waterproof, and the patient can shower whilst wearing them. Does the OpSite Post-Op dressing form a bacterial barrier? Yes, the top layer of the dressing is a transparent film which is totally impervious to bacteria, though highly permeable to oxygen.
How do you remove opsite from a wound?
Remove backing and apply lightly apply to the wound. Press down around the absorbent pad to seal, and remove the printed cover on top of the dressing to reveal the breathable film. To remove OPSITE Post-Op, lift each corner and stretch outwards, away from the absorbent pad, allowing the dressing to lift away easily.