Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injuries (MARSI) occur when superficial layers of skin are damaged when applying and removing adhesive dressings. This condition hampers the healing process by causing further damage and increasing the risk of infection. While MARSI affects all patient groups, they appear to be closely related to a patient's age and skin [...]
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When a wound loses moisture, the surrounding tissue drops in temperature which counteracts the healing process. To foster insulation during the recovery period, clinicians need a medical aid that adheres to skin without further irritating the injury. Foam dressings — or semipermeable polyurethane — are a non-adherent or adherent dressing that helps retain heat [...]
A Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI) is a skin condition caused by adhesive bandages during application or removal. The condition is especially problematic during the healing process as it can cause pain, damage, and infection, which increases recovery time. The incidence of MARSI varies quite dramatically, but appears to be closely related to a [...]
As we age, our skin becomes fragile and more susceptible to trauma. This makes elderly patients uniquely prone to pressure injuries, skin tears, and impact wounds. But while medical professionals deal with geriatric skin problems around the world, they can actually be prevented and treated easily if the right precautions are taken.1. Thinning and tearing [...]
Adhesive bandages and dressings are commonly used to cover wounds, secure catheters and hold medical equipment and transdermal patches in place. In most cases, removal of the dressings presents little difficulty apart from slight patient discomfort. However, in a significant number of cases further complications arise due to medical adhesive-related skin injuries (MARSI). What [...]
Medical adhesives, an integral component of bandages, dressings and surgical tapes, play an important role in providing a barrier against infection. Unfortunately, their strength can often result in lacerations to the skin when dressings are removed. It's estimated that skin tears caused by medical adhesives affect up to 1.5 million patients annually. The Payne-Martin skin tear classification system identifies [...]
There is a reason why “ripping off the bandage” has become a phrase synonymous with pain. Skin tears, hair pulls, blisters, bruising, and tissue damage leaves patients dreading getting their dressing changed which hinders the healing process. These issues have turned wound care into a double edged sword. That’s why we’ve developed Comfort Release® [...]
Millions of patients around the world experience discomfort and skin injury as a result of adhesive bandages. At one time this was accepted as an inevitable consequence of using adhesive bandages and dressings. Now, there is a revolutionary new technique that "switches off" the adhesive effect of these bandages, allowing them to be removed [...]
Cheered by moms, doctors and nurses, Comfort Release® bandages and adhesive tapes are putting smiles on the faces of patients and caregivers. Invented by Howard Rosing* MD, PhD, Comfort Release® uses a patented technology that sticks when you need it and releases when you don’t. Comfort Release® is a product developed by Global Biomedical [...]