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How Can You Prevent Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injuries?

March 4, 2021
By Holly Hovan MSN, GERO-BC, APRN, CWOCN-AP “Top-down skin injuries” is an increasingly common term used to describe superficial cutaneous injuries. Top-down injuries result from damage beginning a...

Moisture-Associated Skin Damage: What It Is and What It Isn’t

March 19, 2021
Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) is a common problem for wound clinicians. It connotes a spectrum of skin damage caused by inflammation and erosion (or denudation) of the epidermis resulting fro...

Skin Tears: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

July 14, 2022
According to the definition from the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP), “a skin tear is a traumatic wound caused by mechanical forces, including removal of adhesives. Severity may vary by...

Telangiectasia: Is it a Sign of Venous Insufficiency?

September 15, 2023
Telangiectasia, also known as “spider veins,” are caused by permanent, abnormal dilation of end vessels, venules mainly, but also of capillaries and arterioles of the sub papillary plexus. Telangiecta...

What Is the Skin Microbiome?

May 31, 2021
Human skin is home to many types of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that compose the skin microbiota or microbiome. As with microorganisms in the gut, these organisms have an important role in protecting...
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