|Inspection and Care
of the Site
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
- 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.