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 [...]
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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 [...]