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Dressing Tegaderm Island Oval Sm 3×3-3/4″ Abs Adh 5/Bx, 6 BX/CA

3M 90800 – Dressing Tegaderm Island Oval Sm 3×3-3/4″ Abs Adh 5/Bx, 6 BX/CA

3M Tegaderm Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressing, Small Oval 90800, 1½ in. x 2¼ in. 3,8 x 5,7 cm (Dressing Pad Size – W x L), 3/4 in. x 1½ in. 1,8 x 3,7 cm (Fits Wounds Up To – W x L), 3 in. x 3¾ in. 7,6 x 9,5 cm (Overall Dressing Size – W x L), 5/Box, 6/Case

3M Tegaderm Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressing

Tegaderm Absorbent Clear Acrylic dressing is a sterile wound dressing consisting of a conformable acrylic pad enclosed between two layers of transparent adhesive film. The film in contact with the wound surface is perforated to allow uptake of the wound fluid by the absorbent acrylic pad. The top film backing is not perforated. The non-perforated film backing is moisture vapor permeable but impermeable to liquids, bacteria, and viruses.*

The dressing maintains a moist wound environment, which has been shown to enhance wound healing. The moist skin adhesive formulation provides secure yet gentle adhesion. The dressings are not designed, sold or intended for use except as indicated.

* In vitro testing shows that the film provides a viral barrier from viruses 27 nm in diameter (e.g. HCV) or larger (e.g. HBV and HIV) while the dressing remains intact without leakage.

3M Tegaderm Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressing a unique transparent wound dressing with fluid handling capacity

  • Transparent dressing allows for wound monitoring without changing the dressing
  • Clear design takes the guesswork out of application over the wound
  • Novel acrylic polymer pad technology designed to handle low to moderate wound drainage
  • No dressing breakdown in the wound
  • Low friction surface minimizes potential for friction and shear
  • Allows for gentle removal from skin
  • Barrier to external contaminants, body fluids, bacteria and viruses.* *In vitro testing shows that the transparent film provides a viral barrier from viruses 27nm in diameter or larger while the dressings remain intact without leakage

Indications for Use

Tegaderm Absorbent Clear Acrylic dressings are ideal for:

  • Pressure ulcers
  • Donor sites
  • Skin tears
  • Superficial burns
  • Abrasions
  • Clean closed approximated surgical wounds and laparascopic incisions

3M Tegaderm Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressing advances 3M Tegaderm Transparent Film Dressing technology by adding a clear acrylic polymer pad designed to handle low to moderate drainage.

Clearly Different

  • Dressing designed not to melt down or leave residue.
  • Non-bulky design to help prevent dressing roll or lift due to friction from linens, clothing or prosthetics.
  • Eliminates hydrocolloid odor Allows for one-handed placement.

Clinically Effective

  • Low-friction surface minimizes potential for friction and shear.
  • Low potential for periwound maceration.
  • Maintains a moist wound healing environment.
  • Rated significantly better than the leading hydrocolloid dressing.
    • Ability to monitor the wound before and after absorption.
    • Conformable before and after absorption.
  • Superior fluid handling capacity compared to leading hydrocolloid brands.


  • Without lifting or changing the dressing, easily monitor the wound for:
    • Color of drainage.
    • Condition of periwound skin.
    • Condition of wound bed.
  • Less frequent dressing changes may save nursing time and supply costs.
    • Can be worn until the dressing leaks, loses adhesion or according to facility protocol.

Comfortable for Patients

  • Less frequent dressing changes reduce the risk of skin trauma.
  • Allows gentle removal from skin.
  • Washable – can easily wipe off stool, urine or other contaminants.
  • Waterproof – allows patients to bathe or shower.

Cost Effective

  • A 3M Tegaderm Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressing
  • B Mlnlycke Mepilex Border Silicone Foam Dressing
  • C Smith & Nephew Flexigel Hydrogel Sheet Dressing
  • D Systagenix ADAPTIC Nonadhering Dressing
  • E Kendall Telfa “Ouchless” Non-Adherent Dressing


  • Standard supplies (3 pair gloves, wound cleanser, biohazard bag)
  • Frequency of dressing change based on references

Use of an Absorbant Clear Acrylic Dressing on Surgical Wounds

Prior to Application

Note: Follow facility guidelines for infection control

  • Clip excess hair for best adhesion and patient comfort.
  • Clean the skin and wound thoroughly.
  • Allow the skin to dry before applying the dressing.
  • If the patients skin is easily damaged or drainage is expected to go beyond the wound edge, 3M Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film may be applied.
  • Evaluate the wound and select the correct dressing size so that 1 cm (3/8 inch) of the absorbent pad extends beyond the wound edge.
  • Dressings are not intended to be cut.

Dressing Application

Considerations and Precautions

  • Treatment of any wound should be part of a well-defined plan under the supervision of a health care professional.
  • When using TegadermTM Absorbent Clear Acrylic dressing, the wound may initially appear larger in size and depth as unnecessary tissue is cleaned away. This increase should be accompanied by an improved appearance of the wound. If the wound gets larger after the first few dressing changes, consult a health care professional.
  • Observe the wound for signs of infection. Consult a health care professional if any of the following are noted: fever, increased pain, redness, bleeding, swelling, unusual odor, increased drainage or cloudy or foul drainage. TegadermTM Absorbent Clear Acrylic dressing may be used on infected wounds only under the care of a health care professional.
  • If irritation (redness) or maceration (whitening) of the surrounding skin, or hypergranulation (excessive tissue formation in the wound) develops, consult a health care professional.
  • If the wound does not begin to show signs of healing or if any other unexpected symptoms occur, consult a health care professional.

3M Tegaderm Absorbent Clear Acrylic Dressing | Commonly Asked Questions

Question: How is Tegaderm Absorbent dressing different from a hydrocolloid dressing?

Answer: The Tegaderm Absorbent dressing features a unique construction: two layers of breathable 3M Tegaderm film enclose a patented acrylic absorbent pad composed of a hydrophilic (water-loving) polymer. In contrast, hydrocolloids are mixtures of discrete absorbent particles, (e.g. carboxymethylcellulose), imbedded in an adhesive matrix. Hydrocolloids remain or become opaque with absorption of wound fluid, and in some cases they may break apart in the wound bed. The Tegaderm Absorbent dressing contains a single homogenous, hydrophilic polymer as the absorbent material rather than discrete particles. As a result, Tegaderm Absorbent dressing retains its integrity and clarity with the absorption of wound fluid.

Question: OK. So what’s a polymer?

Answer: A polymer is a very large molecule made from smaller structural units called monomers. Polymers comprise a diverse group of synthetic chemical structures. Polymers can also be naturally occurring. Examples of common polymers include cotton, nylon and rubber. The 3M polymer is composed of three acrylic monomers, which, individually, have an affinity to water (are hydrophilic). During the process of polymerization, the monomers form chemical bonds with neighboring monomers. After polymerization, the monomers stay in place because they have chemically combined and cross-linked with neighboring monomers to make a viscous, high molecular weight polymer. The absorbent has been formulated to maintain its structural integrity when exposed to exudate.

Question: This dressing looks like a sheet hydrogel; how is it different?

Answer: Hydrogels are intended to hydrate wounds and must contain at least 50% water per the FDA definition. Tegaderm Absorbent dressing is anhydrous, i.e. it does not contain water and is intended to absorb drainage while maintaining a moist wound environment.

Question: How do I know what size to use?

Answer: For best results, select the smallest size that allows for 3/8 inch overlap around the wound.

Question: How much drainage will the dressing absorb?

Answer: The dressing is intended to absorb minimal to moderate amounts of drainage. Due to the unique fluid handling properties of the absorbent acrylic pad and the breathable Tegaderm cover layer, the dressing is intended to manage drainage over several days. In some situations, the absorbent pad will detach from the layers of Tegaderm transparent film. This is normal. The dressing should be changed if excessive wrinkling is noted.

Question: Will I be able to assess the wound through the dressing?

Answer: If drainage is serous or clear, you will be able to observe the wound through the dressing,eliminating the need to remove the dressing. We recommend removing the dressing to perform a thorough wound assessment. If drainage is cloudy, you will see the drainage through the dressing.

Question: Can this dressing be used on infected wounds?

Answer: The dressing may be used on infected wounds under the care of a health care professional.

Question: Will this dressing stick to the wound bed when I remove it?

Answer: During its final evaluation and introduction, the dressing has been used on more than 200 patients. There have been no reports of the dressing adhering to the wound bed.

Question: What if the wound has depth?

Answer: Wounds with depth and drainage may be filled with an absorbent filler such as 3M Tegagen HI and HG Alginate Dressings.