Dressing securement is a critical component of wound healing and patient health. Improperly dressed wounds can cause medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI), such as skin tears and other complications, particularly in at risk patients and in challenging wound locations. MARSI may contribute to the need to manage additional wound or skin conditions, or delay closure of existing wounds.
This paper discusses the role of effective dressing securement in reducing the risk of MARSI and related complications, and the benefits to patients, health care providers, and facilities by utilizing specially designed zinc oxide-based medical adhesive products as part of their dressing protocol.
In this white paper, health care professionals will learn: