How to Use Prisma Dressing
Prisma dressing is a wound dressing that absorbs any drainage that may take place around an open wound. It may be used for diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, abrasions, and donor sites. Prisma dressing provides protection while a wound heals. It contains low levels of silver that assist in ridding a wound of bacteria. This dressing works with wound drainage in order to form a gel. The gel provides a great environment for healing, as it keeps the area moist.
If you need to use Prisma dressing for any type of wound, be sure to carefully follow instructions on its application for the quickest possibility of healing and to avoid infection. The first thing you’ll want to do, as when dealing with any sort of open wound, is to wash your hands well with soap and water. Dry your hands thoroughly before putting on a pair of exam gloves. Be sure to use non-latex exam gloves if you have latex allergies.
The second step in the application of Prisma dressing is to cleanse the wound. The method of cleansing may depend on your condition, so be sure to consult with a physician before continuing. Next, you’ll need to cut the dressing to the size of your wound, making sure to overlap a bit. Using sterile normal saline solution, moisten the dressing. You do not need to complete this step if the wound is draining. The drainage will provide sufficient moisture to the dressing. With tweezers, grip the sides of the Prisma dressing and apply it over the wound. You’ll then need to cover the dressing with a non-occlusive or semi-occlusive dressing. This process should be done daily with a fresh dressing each time. Contact your physician if the wound does not appear to be healing.
A reputable medical supply dealer will be able to provide all the necessary equipment to dress a wound. As you have seen, in addition to a Prisma dressing, you will need exam gloves, antibacterial cleansers, sterile medical scissors, sterile normal saline solution, and tweezers to perform the application of a dressing.
If applied correctly, a Prisma dressing will not only protect a wound, but will facilitate cellular growth. Prisma dressings contain a mixture of 55% collagen, 44% ORC and 1% silver-ORC, which work together to absorb wound fluid’s destructive components. This combination also creates the most favorable environment for cellular growth.