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Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury

Complications Associated with Moisture-Associated Skin Damage

February 1, 2018
by the WoundSource Editors Best practice in skin care focuses on the prevention of skin breakdown and the treatment of persons with altered skin integrity. When we ask what causes skin damage we sh...

Adhesive Alternatives to Prevent Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI)

July 22, 2022
“Top-down skin injury” is an increasingly common term used to describe superficial cutaneous injury. These injuries result from damage beginning at the skin’s surface or soft tissue. In contrast, “bot...

Dressing Change Tips Every Clinician Should Know to Help Prevent MARSI

July 21, 2017
By Margaret Heale RN, MSc, CWOCN Wounds are dressed every day, and much goes into the choices that are made to properly apply wound dressings. The condition of the periwound skin should be a major ...

How to Treat and Prevent Medical Device–Related Pressure Injuries

June 3, 2022
Medical device–related pressure injuries (MDRPIs) are recognized as a significant problem, evidenced by the inclusion in the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel pressure injury definitions and des...

Perils and Pitfalls of Wound Care – Avoiding a Pain and Suffering Allegation: Peas and Carrots?

July 30, 2019
Heidi Cross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON "Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots." – Forrest Gump Just like Forrest's peas and carrots, a pressure ulcer lawsuit and a pain and suffering al...

Six Wound Care Habits to Give up for the New Year

January 9, 2020
By Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON, FACCWS The New Year is finally here, the beginning of a new decade. And we all know that with the calendar change comes the urge to get rid of any and all bad ...

World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day: An Opportunity to Educate

December 13, 2018
By Holly M. Hovan MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP What does your facility do to raise awareness regarding pressure injury prevention? We have lots of educational opportunities throughout the year, but...
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