How to Use Promogran Prisma Matrix Wound Dressing

By Jennifer S. Wright

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Reapply the dressing daily or per physician recommendation.

Tip

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

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About the Author

Since 2008, Jennifer S. Wright has written articles on a variety of topics including parenting concerns, medical conditions and nursing issues. Her articles have appeared in "LPN" magazine as well as on various online publications. An LVN since graduating from Weatherford College in 2005, Wright has taken care of elderly, pediatric and obstetric patients in hospital and home health care settings.

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