How to use promogran prisma matrix wound dressing

Written by jennifer s. wright
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Promogran Prisma Matrix is a dressing that absorbs drainage and contains a low level of silver that aids in killing bacteria. This dressing reacts with the drainage in the wound to form a gel which provides a moist wound-healing environment. Promogran Prisma Matrix is indicated for different types of wounds including abrasions, donor sites, full-thickness wounds, partial-thickness wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers and venous ulcers. Applying the Promogran Prisma Matrix dressing incorrectly can delay wound healing and may cause complications related to infection.

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Things you need

  • Two pairs of gloves
  • Promogran Prisma Matrix dressing
  • Sterile normal saline
  • Tweezers
  • Semi-occlusive or non-occlusive dressing

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  1. 1

    Wash your hands with soap and water. Dry them well and then put on the first pair of gloves.

  2. 2

    Remove the old wound dressing if applicable. Cleanse the wound as directed by your physician. Remove your gloves.

  3. 3

    Wash your hands with soap and water. Dry them well and then apply a second pair of gloves.

  4. 4

    Cut the Promogran Prisma Matrix dressing to the size of the wound bed.

  5. 5

    Moisten the dressing with sterile normal saline if the wound has none or little drainage. Skip this step if the wound has sufficient drainage to moisten the dressing.

  6. 6

    Grip the edge of the dressing with tweezers. Lift the dressing and apply it over the wound bed.

  7. 7

    Cover Promogran Prisma Matrix with a semi-occlusive or a non-occlusive dressing.

  8. 8

    Reapply the dressing daily or per physician recommendation.

Tips and warnings

  • When reapplying this dressing, it is not necessary to remove the gel from the wound bed.

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