PRIMAPORE is a conformable adhesive dressing consisting of a breathable non-woven top layer and a low-adherent absorbent pad.1,2
PRIMAPORE adhesive wound dressings have been designed to benefit both the patient and the user. The dressing is very soft and conformable making it comfortable to wear whilst at the same time protecting the wound from further trauma.
Features and Benefits
The dressing is soft and conformable ensuring patient comfort. The flexible non-woven layer will not restrict bodily movements when in place and helps to ensure conformability to all wound sites.
Highly absorbent pad2,3
The dressing consists of a highly absorbent pad, maximizing the passage of blood and exudate into the dressing, minimizing the risk of fluid strikethrough.
Low adherent wound contact layer1,5
The pad has a low adherent wound contact layer which helps to minimise disruption or trauma to the underlying tissue on removal of the dressing, which helps to reduce the risk of pain on removal.
The dressing has rounded corners which may help to reduce the risk of the dressing lifting or snagging, which may help to reduce the frequency of dressing change by maintaining an optimal dressing condition.
Easy to apply
The protector paper, which is slit across the width of the dressing, enables quick application without the risk of touching the absorbent pad or adhesive area with fingers or forceps. The easily opened packaging facilitates clean dressing technique.
Low allergy adhesive3,4
The low allergy acrylic adhesive is spread evenly onto the non-woven backing layer of the dressing, providing safe and secure fixation over the wound site.
1. Wound contact layer is similar to that used in MELOLIN◊, and is therefore supported by, Warltier A W (1996) New Approach to dressing raw surfaces. Nursing Times December 9:1608 - 1609.
2. Walker T, March 2000, Report Reference PS/WR/00/03/02 - Comparison of the Performance of PRIMAPORE, CICAPLAIE◊ and MeporeTM.
3. UK Clinical Trial 39: A User Evaluation of a New Post-operative and Casualty Non-woven dressing 30/01/84
4. Product Safety Data Summary, Primapore Adhesive Wound Dressing dated 17/03/08.
5. Robb W, 1996. Clinical trail of MELOLIN: A new non-adherent dressing. British Journal of Plastic Surgery. 14, 47-49