Directions for Use

Directions For Use


Step 1:
To open  derma+flex® High Viscosity Tissue Adhesive simply screw the applicator to the tube by holding the crimp of the tube between the thumb and forefinger of one hand and the applicator tip with the other hand. Rotate/Screw the tube in to the applicator  just like screwing a nut oto a bolt until finger tight. While holding the applicator tip in one hand in an upright position, finish twisting the tube in a clockwise motion until the applicator is tight and the tube seal is punctured. ( A purple dot will appear   on the applicator sponge)

 

Step 2:

While holding the tube upright and not facing downwards toward the patient’s skin, gently begin squeezing the tube from the bottom and continue to flatten the tube moving all the adhesive to the top of the tube until a steady flow of adhesive is expressed through the applicator sponge tip.  Once the sponge applicator is saturated and turns purple, stop squeezing the tube. derma+flex® High Viscosity Tissue Adhesive is now ready to be applied to skin.

Step 3:

While holding the flattened part of the tube begin “painting” the area of the skin that requires adhesive using a back and forth motion, covering the entire surface of the approximated skin edges as well as the area around the edges (forms a larger microbial and waterproof  barrier as well as added closure strength). When the sponge begins to turn white, turn the tube upright and squeeze until the sponge tip is saturated with derma+flex®  Tissue Adhesive once again. Return to applying adhesive to the patient without sqeezing the tube.

Never squeeze the tube while applying to your patient.

 


Step 4:

When applied correctly derma+flex®  Tissue Adhesive will polymerise (dry) on the skin in less than 60 seconds. derma+flex®  Tissue Adhesive requires one coat of adhesive. Squeezing the tube while applying to skin will result in too much adhesive being applied to the area and very slow polymeriseation (dry) times.  After  derma+flex®  Tissue Adhesive has fully poymerised  (dried), a bandage may be applied to the area – but it is not necessary as the adhesive forms a microbial and waterproof barrier over the wound site.

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