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Inspection and Care of the Site
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Care of Neodermis

During the early stages of development take note of the following:

  • Remove all dressings to inspect INTEGRA™ Bilayer Matrix Wound Dressing sites, seams, and edges for evidence of hematomas, fluid accumulation, infection/purulence, and areas of non-take.
  • If used, re-moisten antimicrobial dressings after INTEGRA™ Bilayer Matrix Wound Dressing inspection. Irrigation tubing can be used to re-moisten or re-apply without removing dressings.
  • Re-moisten or re-apply antimicrobial dressings as needed, typically every eight hours, or more often for dry climates
  • Replace or change antimicrobial dressings at least every three days. Note: For heavily draining wounds, more frequent dressing changes may be necessary.

When removing dressings to inspect INTEGRA™ Bilayer Matrix Wound Dressing sites, care should be taken to avoid dislodgement. As you gain experience with INTEGRA™ Bilayer Matrix Wound Dressing, your frequency of inspection and dressing changes is likely to change from this schedule.

Movement / Outpatient Care

As shearing will result in the NON-TAKE of INTEGRA™ Bilayer Matrix Wound Dressing, the goal for the staff and patient is to minimize these forces on the INTEGRA™ Bilayer Matrix Wound Dressing site. Bolsters, splints and Ace Wrap compression (an important outer dressing during the first 24-48 hours) will help protect from friction and shear of INTEGRA™ Bilayer Matrix Wound Dressing from the excised bed.

 

 
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