How to Use Promogran Prisma Matrix Wound Dressing


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.

Things You'll Need

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

Tips & Warnings

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

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