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Mastisol Liquid Adhesive

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What is Mastisol?

Mastisol is a liquid medical adhesive used to secure dressings, tapes, and certain medical devices. Mastisol ensures the integrity of these tapes and devices over an extended period of time.

What are the unique benefits of Mastisol?

 Unique benefits include:

 

Increase Adhesive Power

Reduce likelihood of dressing displacement.[1]

 

Improve Patient Safety

Minimize risk of infection by creating a lasting occlusive barrier.[2,4]

 

Versatile Application

Clinically proven to improve the adhesive power of a variety of adhesive tapes and dressings.[3]

 

Enhance Efficiency

Reduce time associated with unplanned dressing changes.

For what Applications is Mastisol Frequently Used?

Please find a list of hospital departments in which Mastisol is frequently used:

Operating Room

Wound Closure Strip Securement, ET Tube Securement, Sterile Field Drapes

Intensive Care Units

Vascular Access Device Dressing Securement, ET Tube & NG Tube Securement, Fecal Management Bag & Foley Anchor Securement

Hematology/Oncology

Vascular Access Device Dressing Securement, Wound Dressing Securement

Emergency Room

Wound Closure Strip Securement, Wound Dressing Securement, Chest Tube Securement

Pediatrics

Vascular Access Device Dressing Securement, Wound Dressing Securement, ET Tube & NG Tube Securement

Respiratory Therapy

ET Tube & NG Tube Securement

Wound Ostomy

Ostomy Appliance Securement, Wound Dressing Securement, NPWT Drape Securement

Vascular Access Team

Vascular Access Device Dressing Securement

 

If you have a specific question about a specific device, please contact Eloquest customer service at 1.877.433.7626

What are the ingredients of Mastisol?

The ingredients in Mastisol are: Gum Mastic, Styrax, Alcohol (SDA-23), and Methyl Salicylate

How is Mastisol applied?

Saturate a clean piece of gauze, cotton ball or cotton-tip applicator with Mastisol. Taking care to not come into contact with non-intact skin (i.e. cut, suture-area), apply a thin layer of Mastisol to the entire area of the skin that will come in contact with the adhesive part of the dressing.

To ensure maximum adhesion, it is better to make the Mastisol application area slightly larger than your dressing, rather than smaller. NOTE: Applying a thick coating of Mastisol does not make the dressing adhere better or improve dressing securement times. It could in fact lessen Mastisol’s effectiveness. It is very important that you allow Mastisol to dry (~20 – 30 seconds) before securing the dressing. Once Mastisol has dried, place the dressing so that the adhesive edges come into contact with the area where Mastisol has been applied to the skin.

Is Mastisol compatible with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) on the skin?

Yes. Mastisol is compatible with CHG on the skin. Use of Mastisol does not impact the antiseptic effectiveness of CHG.[2]

How does Mastisol compare to Benzoin?

Clinical data demonstrates that the adhesive power of Mastisol is stronger than Tincture of Benzoin. Mastisol also has a lower incidence of postoperative contact dermatitis and subsequent skin discoloration.[1]

How is Mastisol supplied?

Description Unit HRI#
Mastisol Vials 48 x 2/3 Ml 0496-0523-48
Mastisol Unit Dose 15mL bottle with plug 0496-0523-15
Mastisol Spray Pump 15mL bottle with pump 0496-0523-16
Mastisol Dispenser Cap 2oz bottle 0496-0523-06

What is the expiration date of Mastisol?

To locate the lot number and expiration date for vials – it is stamped on the box that the vials come in. If you are unable to locate the box, you can also find this information on the plastic packaging that the vial is contained in. To locate the lot# and expiration date – hold the vial in your hand with the tyvek label facing away from you (You should be looking at the vial in the packaging). Hold down the top of the label away from the plastic packaging, you should see two lines – the first line is the lot# and the second line is the expiration date. If you have difficulty seeing this information, we find doing this in a well-light area or just under a light helps with viewing. If your product sku does not contain an expiration date, than it was produced prior to our implementation of expiration dating.

Per their product classification, Detachol and Mastisol are not required to list a product expiration date. However, due to increased requests from our customers, we voluntarily started including a 5-year expiration date from the date of manufacture for all Detachol and Mastisol product skus produced, starting in March 2010.

Can Mastisol be purchased in Canada?

To purchase Mastisol Liquid Adhesive in Canada, please contact:

Cardinal Health Canada

For all other international inquiries please contact:

Ferndale Worldwide

Where can individual customers purchase Mastisol?

To purchase Mastisol Liquid Adhesive for individual use, please visit:

Medtronic Diabetes Shop

or call 1-800-646-4633

Detachol Adhesive Remover

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What is Detachol?

Detachol is a non-irritating adhesive remover used to aid in the removal of dressings, tapes, and most sticky residue from the skin and other surfaces.

What are the unique benefits of Detachol?

Unique benefits include:

 

Improve Patient Comfort

Gentle product reduces patient pain & discomfort during adhesive removal

 

Improve Patient Safety

Reduces risk of medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI)

 

Reduce Colonization Risk

Completely removes adhesive residue which may harbor bacteria[1,2]

 

Enhance Efficiency

Convenient, precise vial applicator saves healthcare professional time

For what Applications is Detachol Frequently Used?

Please find a list of hospital departments in which Detachol is frequently used:

 

Pediatrics

Vascular Access Device Dressing, Engineered Stabilization Device, Wound Dressing, ET Tube & NG Tube Removal

 

Hematology/Oncology

Vascular Access Device Dressing & Wound Dressing Removal

 

Intensive Care Units

Vascular Access Device Dressing, Engineered Stabilization Device, Wound Dressing, ET Tube & NG Tube Removal

 

Emergency Room

Dressing Changes

 

Operating Room

Tape and Adhesive Residue Removal

 

Wound Ostomy

Ostomy Appliance, Wound Dressing & NPWT Drape Removal

 

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy

 

Vascular Access

Vascular Access Device Dressing & Engineered Stabilization Device Removal

 

If you have a specific question about a specific device, please contact Eloquest customer service at 1.877.433.7626

What are the Ingredients of Detachol?

Detachol Adhesive Remover contains Specially Refined Paraffin Hydrocarbons

How is Detachol applied?

Saturate a clean piece of gauze, cotton ball or cotton-tip applicator with Detachol. While gently lifting a corner of the attached dressing, with a gentle sweeping back and forth motion against the skin apply the Detachol-soaked gauze/cotton to the part of the skin that comes in contact with the adhesive backing of the dressing.

Continue to gently pull up on the dressing while sweeping the Detachol-soaked gauze/cotton against the skin/adhesive part of the bandage until the dressing is completely removed from the skin. If your applicator needs to be refreshed before your dressing is removed, do not re-use your gauze/cotton ball/tip.

Always use a clean piece of gauze or cotton ball/tip in order to avoid contaminating the Detachol liquid in the bottle. After removal of the bandage clean any excess Detachol with soap and water.

How long is Detachol usable after opening?

Detachol does not degrade after opening, however exposure to air may cause it to evaporate over time. Keep product firmly sealed when not in use.

Is Detachol compatible with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) on the skin?

Yes. Detachol is compatible with CHG on the skin. Use of Detachol does not impact the antiseptic effectiveness of CHG.[3]

How does Detachol compare to other adhesive removers?

Detachol is non-irritating to patients’ skin. It will not degrade nurses’ gloves like other alcohol-based adhesive removers. It comes in a variety of convenient sizes, including single-use vial packaging. The vial applicator effectively distributes the
remover to the desired areas and underneath dressings and devices gently removing adhesive products from the skin. The safety and efficacy of Detachol has been well documented and it should be considered to reduce risk of skin injury.

How is Detachol supplied?

Detachol is available in several configurations:

 

Description Unit HRI#
Detachol Vials 48 x 2/3mL 0496-0513-48
Detachol Vials 24 x 1.6mL 0496-0513-24
Detachol Unit Dose 15mL bottle with plug 0496-0513-15
Detachol Dispenser Cap 2oz bottle 0496-0513-06
Detachol Dispenser Cap 4oz bottle 0496-0513-04
Detachol Dispenser Cap 8oz bottle 0496-0513-02

What is the expiration date of Detachol?

To locate the lot number and expiration date for vials – it is stamped on the box that the vials come in. If you are unable to locate the box, you can also find this information on the plastic packaging that the vial is contained in. To locate the lot# and expiration date – hold the vial in your hand with the tyvek label facing away from you (You should be looking at the vial in the packaging). Hold down the top of the label away from the plastic packaging, you should see two lines – the first line is the lot# and the second line is the expiration date. If you have difficulty seeing this information, we find doing this in a well-light area or just under a light helps with viewing. If your product sku does not contain an expiration date, than it was produced prior to our implementation of expiration dating.

Per their product classification, Detachol and Mastisol are not required to list a product expiration date. However, due to increased requests from our customers, we voluntarily started including a 5-year expiration date from the date of manufacture for all Detachol and Mastisol product skus produced, starting in March 2010.

Does Detachol contain latex?

Detachol Adhesive Remover is not made with natural rubber latex.

Can Detachol be purchased in Canada?

To purchase Detachol Adhesive Remover in Canada, please contact:

Cardinal Health Canada

For all other international inquiries please contact:

Ferndale Worldwide

Where can individual customers purchase Detachol?

To purchase Detachol Adhesive Remover for individual use, please visit:

Medtronic Diabetes Shop

or call 1-800-646-4633

ReliaTect Post-Op Dressing with CHG

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How long can ReliaTect stay on and when should it be changed?

At a minimum, it should be changed at least every 7 days. Change more frequently if the site has high levels of exudate, if the dressing integrity has become compromised, or if the site is obscured or no longer visible.

How long does ReliaTect sustain antimicrobial activity?

ReliaTect provides antimicrobial activity in the dressing for up to 7 days.

Where is the chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) in ReliaTect and why is it there?

CHG is formulated in the dressing’s adhesive, located on the “sticky” side of the transparent film as a means to inhibit microbial growth within the dressing.

How is ReliaTect applied?

Where can ReliaTect be used?

ReliaTect is intended to cover and protect a wound caused by percutaneous medical devices such as drains, chest tubes, orthopedic pins, fixtures and wires. ReliaTect may also be used to cover and secure primary dressings. It is not intended to treat surgical site infections (SSIs).

Can ReliaTect be cut to fit?

It is not recommended to cut ReliaTect as doing so may negatively impact the product’s integrity.

How is ReliaTect supplied?

There are two sizes available: Small – 3.2×5.9in (8x15cm) and Large – 3.9×9.8in (10x25cm). Both sizes are available in cartons of 5 individual dressings.

How much chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) does ReliaTect contain?

ReliaTect’s adhesive contains 4% CHG by weight.

ReliaTect International Purchase

To purchase ReliaTect Post-Op Dressing with CHG in Canada, please contact:

Cardinal Health Canada

For all other international inquiries please contact:

Avery Dennison Medical

LMX4 Topical Anesthetic Cream

What is the ideal LMX4 Topical Anesthetic Cream storage temperature?

LMX4 can be stored at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (controlled room temperature). The ideal temperature to store LMX4 is 77 degrees F.

Does LMX4 Topical Anesthetic Cream contain latex?

L.M.X.4 is not made with natural rubber latex.

Mastisol FAQ References

1. Lesesne, CB Post-Operative Use of Wound Adhesives: Gum Mastic Versus Benzoin, USP. J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1992;18:990. 2. Timsit J-F, et al. Dressing disruption is a major risk factor for catheter related infections. Crit Care Med. 2012;40(6):707-14. 3. Patel N, Smith CE, Pinchak AC, Hancock, DE. The influence of tape type and skin preparation on the force required to dislodge angiocatheters. Can J Anaesth. 1994;41:1738-41. 4. Ryder, M; Duley, C; Evaluation of compatibility of gum mastic liquid adhesive and liquid adhesive remover with an alcoholic chlorhexadine skin preparation. J Infus Nurse. 2016;40(4):245-252.

Detachol FAQ References

1. Berkowitz M, Lee W-S, Pazin GJ, Yee RB, Ho M. Adhesive tape: potential source of nosocomial bacteria. Appl Microbiol. 1974;28:651-54. 2. Redelmeier DA, Livesley NJ. Adhesive tape and intravascularcatheter-associated infections. J Gen Intern Med. 1999;14:373-5. 3. Ryder, M; Duley, C; Evaluation of compatibility of gum mastic liquid adhesive and liquid adhesive remover with an alcoholic chlorhexidine gluconate skin preparation. J Infus Nurse. 2016; 40(4):245-252.