- Clean the wound carefully, if needed, and dry the surrounding skin.
- Choose a Spycra Contact that covers the wound and the surrounding skin by at least 2 cm. In case of large wounds, it is preferable to get a larger protection of the surrounding skin. Before removing the protective films, the Spycra Contact can be cut to size, if needed. Choose a larger size instead of several – overlapping – small sizes to secure a perfect adherence. (Spycra Contact does not secure a proper adherence when overlapping; it is not recommended to overlap several small sizes).
- Hold Spycra Contact with the protective film and adhesive layer upwards. Before removing the protective film, it is recommended to gently stretch Spycra Contact in order to have a better grip on the cutting line. The protective paper can now be easily be gripped at both sides of the cutting line.
- Hold, at the same time, a top of the undulation at the left side of the cutting line (with the left hand) and one at the right side (with the right hand). Remove the protective film by tearing evenly the left side and the right side . Be sure approximately 1 to 2 cm of the protective film still protects Spycra Contact before application on the wound. Moisten gloves to avoid adherence of Spycra Contact onto the gloves.
- Apply Spycra Contact on the wound and gently smooth and ensure a good seal onto the surrounding skin.
- Remove the remaining protective film. Make sure that Spycra Contact is applied in a normal way (not stretched). If necessary, Spycra Contact or a part of Spycra Contact can be removed and repositioned. Where clinically indicated, treatments such as topical steroids, topical antimicrobials or hydrogels can be applied above or under Spycra Contact.
- Apply a secondary absorbing dressing on top Spycra Contact.
- A large fixation dressing or bandage can be used to have an optimal fixation of the secondary dressing. Can be used under compression bandages.
Frequency of change
Spycra Contact can be left in place up to 14 days or as long as the commonly used protocol proposes and depends on the condition of the wound (exsudate should pass freely through the dressing and the pores should not be blocked). If saturated, the outer secondary absorbent dressing should be changed.
For single use.
If the condition of the wound deteriorates unexpectedly, consult a healthcare professional for the appropriate medical treatment.
- The wound should be inspected for signs of infection according to clinical practice. Consult a healthcare professional for the appropriate medical treatment.
- Used on burns, treated with meshed grafts: avoid placing unnecessary pressure upon Spycra Contact.
- Used to fixate skin grafts: Spycra Contact should not be changed before the fifth day post application.
- Moist skin or heavy transpiration can diminish the adherence Spycra Contact. Make sure the skin is dry before applying Spycra Contact.
Sterility is guaranteed unless inner package is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilize
When re-using Spycra Contact, it is obvious that the wound contact layer isn’t sterile anymore and can contaminated. As a consequence, applying Spycra Contact on a wound increases the risk of wound infection. Usage is on own risk.
Spycra Contact is based on ‘ReSkin Silicone Skin Technology’ developed by Reskin Medical N.V.