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The Clinical Case for Comfort Release®

Results from Three Product Evaluations.

Product Evaluation with Adults

The evaluation included 100 adult participants who answered questions before and after wearing Comfort Release® bandages for 2-3 days. Participants were not compensated and were given limited background information and simple label instructions for use.

Product Evaluation with Children

The evaluation included 100 children and their consenting adult. Participants provided answers about their experience with other adhesive products and with Comfort Release®. Each child received a gift certificate to Toys “R” Us.

Product Evaluation with Nurses

The evaluation included nine nurses with an average of nearly 20 years of pediatric, adult and geriatric experience. The first part of the evaluation was designed to gauge clinician satisfaction with existing products, and interviewed participants prior to being shown Comfort Release®. After seeing, testing and trying Comfort Release® bandages, they were interviewed again.

Clinical Articles & Research

An oligomeric switch that rapidly decreases the peel strength of a pressure-sensitive adhesive
Robertson, Yadong, Rosing; International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives 55 (2014), 64-68

From the abstract: “…the application of oligo(glycerolsebacate) (OGS) as an adhesive “switch” that is activated via the use of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) to promote a rapid decrease in peel force during removal of a medical pressure-sensitive adhesive.

The technology found within this paper is amenable to current manufacturing processes and is ready to be implemented in medical pressure-sensitive adhesives so that healthcare providers, patients, and consumers might have a means of diminishing pain and trauma during the removal of bandages and/or medical dressings.”

Skin adhesives and their role in wound dressings
Rippon, White, Davies; Wounds UK, 2007, Vol 3, No 4; 76-86

From the abstract: “Skin adhesives play an important role in keeping wound dressings in place. Unfortunately, if dressings incorporate adhesives that are too aggressive, then their removal may cause trauma to the wound and surrounding skin.

This article discusses the terminology that is applied to adhesive technology, and describes the properties of an “ideal” adhesive for wound dressings. Both traditional and advanced adhesive technologies that are currently utilized in the wound care setting are reviewed in detail, and a number of differences between the adhesive systems used in wound dressings are highlighted.”

Using alcohol for hand antisepsis: dispelling old myths
John M. Boyce, MD; Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2000;21:438-441.

“Despite the proven efficacy of alcohol-based products, delayed acceptance of alcohol hand antisepsis by hospitals in the United States has been attributable in part to a concern among many healthcare personnel that repeated use of alcohol would lead to excessive drying of the skin.

This concept has also been shown not to be true.”

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