Opsite

OpSite

Wound care A transparent polyurethane membrane that creates a moist wound environment by retaining wound exudate; it is gas and water vapor permeable, but bacteria and water impermeable. See Wound dressing.

Opsite

semipermeable adhesive film dressing (see Table 1); also used to control symptoms of diabetic hyperalgesia and neuropathic pain
Table 1: Types of wound dressings and indications for their use
Dressing TypeFeaturesIndicated Use
Primary Wound-Dressing Films
Semi-permeable adhesive filmNon-absorbent
Non-adherent to wound surface
Gas and water vapour permeable, but impermeable to water
Non-shedding
Transparent, allowing observation of wound
Low exudating wounds
Perforated film, absorbentLow adherence (absorbent pad covered by perforated film)
Low exudating wounds
Low-adherent Wound Contact Layers
Unmedicated viscoseNon-absorbent; non-sheddingNon-adherent primary dressing
Medicated tulleLow-adherent polyethylene glycol or paraffin impregnated tulle incorporating an antiseptic (e.g.: chlorhexidine gluconate; iodine)Topical antisepsis
Semi-permeable hydrogelsHydrophilic polymers in either sheet or amorphous formulations
Highly absorbent
Gas permeable, but impermeable to water
Dressing surface may dry out, and thus requires rehydration with saline
Removal of slough
Rehydration of dry, necrotic tissue to allow its later sharp debridement
Absorption of heavy exudation
Carrier of topical antimicrobials (e.g.: metronidazole)
HydrocolloidsInteractive (form a gel when in contact with wound surface)
Usually formulated with an occlusive, water-repellent backing
Promote an acidic and hypoxic wound environment, and facilitates neoangiogenesis
Not suitable for infected wounds
Maintain a moist, temperature controlled wound environment
AlginatesSeaweed derivatives which form a hydrophilic gel in contact with the wound surface
Require irrigation to remove from wound surface
Absorption of exudation
Moisten with saline before application
Polyurethane foamsSmooth low-adherent wound contact layer backed with hydrophobic foam
Highly gas-permeable
Maintain a moist wound environment and good thermal insulation
Absorption of moderate exudation
Outer layer prevents 'strike through'
Silver agentsSilver ions impregnated into dressing
Antibacterial action
Topical antisepsis, including resistant forms
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Tagaderm * Retains water dressing Opsite * Impermeable to bacteria and contamination * Promotes moist wound-healing * Nonabsorbent * Changed every 3 to 7 days * May be used as a secondary dressing over another product Hydrocolloid Stages 1 -4 * Occlusive, $30-220 per waterproof box ie: DuoDerm * Retains moisture Replicare * Impermeable Mepilex Foam * Promotes moist wound-healing * Moderately absorbent * Easy to apply Hydrogels Stages 2-4 * Nonadherent $17 per tube i.
High-risk patients were treated with PICO, while OPSITE (TM) Post-Op Visible was used as a low-risk dressing.
The new products included Algisite Ag in Japan; Opsite Visible Drain dressing and negative pressure wound therapy dressing kits with ports in both Europe and the United States; Allevyn Gentle Border Lite, featuring a silicone gel adhesive that minimizes pain and trauma to a wound upon removal of a bandage; and the No-Sting Skin-Prep Spray, a liquid film-forming dressing that dries in less than 30 seconds and lasts up to four days.
OpSite dressings are inadequate because their pliability makes them difficult to puncture with a myringotomy blade; more force must be applied to perforate an OpSite dressing than is required to incise a tympanic membrane.
5) Products used in the treatment of wounds include dressings such as Primapore, Opsite, Tegaderm, Acticoat, Biotane and Granuflex, as well as applications to promote healing such as Meladerm ointment.
Following vaccination and after each study visit, the vaccination site was covered with an OpSite Post-Op dressing (Smith and Nephew, Massilon, OH, USA).
Berger said that health care workers who have been vaccinated for smallpox should be safe to work with immunocompetent patients as long as they cover their vaccination site with a dry bandage, apply an impermeable barrier dressing such as Tegaderm or OpSite over that, and wear a long-sleeved shirt and lab coat.
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In this article, we describe our study to determine if the healing of superficial skin burns is expedited by a platelet gel held in place by a standard OpSite dressing.
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices further recommends that persons who cannot avoid care of unimmunized patients in the 3 weeks following vaccination may further reduce the risk of secondary transmission by using an occlusive dressing such as OpSite.
They would be required to keep the vaccination site covered with a single semi-permeable dressing (such as Opsite or Tegaderm) over gauze.
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