Smith & Nephew® - PRIMAPORE◊
PRIMAPORE Post-Operative Dressing
PRIMAPORE dressings combine an absorbent pad with a soft and conformable fixative layer for the simple and effective management of sutured wounds.
- Soft breathable cover
- Highly absorbent pad
- Low allergy adhesive
Conformable pad and cover
Highly absorbent and low-adherent pad
The polyester wound contact layer enables the passage of blood or exudate into the highly absorbent pad while maintaining a good healing environment and minimal pain on dressing removal.
Safe and secure fixation
The low allergy acrylic adhesive is evenly spread onto the non-woven backing surface providing a safe and secure dressing fixation over the wound site.
Soft and conformable
Ensures patient comfort and conformability to all wound sites (even the more difficult areas like shoulders and axillae).
Ease of use
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 aseptic dressing technique.
The thick pad minimizes fluid strike-through and helps to protect the wound from trauma.
- To dress post-operative wounds, minor cuts, abrasions, lacerations and puncture sites where a water-resistant dressing, which aids in the prevention of bacterial contamination, is required.
- May be used as a secondary dressing over gels, ointments and other primary dressings.
Ordering Codes / Reimbursement Information
Usual Allowable Amount: Up to 1 per day (without adhesive border); up to 1 every other day (with adhesive border).
Specific Coverage Criteria: Covered when used for wounds with moderate to high exudate; will be denied if used with a hydrogel because DMERC considers it an absorptive dressing (see coverage rules).