StayGuard butterfly closures are used worldwide in hospitals, operating rooms, homes, and clinics.
Available for both consumer and hospital use, StayGuard butterfly closures can be found in retail stores, pharmacies, hospitals, and other distribution channels. As a common item in most first aid kits, butterfly closures are easy-to-use and can be placed without a medical professional. By promoting the healing process of smaller cuts and wounds, they remain the most popular adhesive bandage for skin closure.
Clean and dry the wound and surrounding skin.
Peel back package to reveal the strip closures.
While folding the card at the end, grasp one end of skin closure with forceps or gloved hands at a 45 degree angle.
Apply one half of the first closure to wound margin and press firmly in place without additional tension to keep the edges of the wound closed.
Apply additional closures parallel alternatively above and below the wound until the wound is completely closed.
- They should be kept clean and dry for the first five days;
- Wet strips can trap moisture in the healing wound and promote the growth of bacteria;
- Water can also dissolve the adhesive and cause them to come off before the wound is healed.