Are Hydrocolloid Dressings Recommended for Skin Tear Management - Take our Quiz

Skin Tear management includes evidence-based wound management as well as preventative strategies which will assist in preventing wound deterioration and future skin tears. Hydrocolloid Dressings are adhesive, waterproof dressings comprised of various gel forming properties including carboxymethyl-cellulose, pectin, gelatin and elastomers. Hydrocolloids provide a moist wound environment, aid in autolytic debridement, conform to body shape,…

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What are the Intrinsic Risk Factors for Pressure Injuries?

Any factor that exposes the skin to excessive pressure, or diminishes its tolerance to pressure, is considered a risk factor for pressure injuries. There are both Extrinsic and Intrinsic risk factors that predispose to Pressure Injury development. Intrinsic factors are those factors which influence the architecture and integrity of the skin and supporting structures, in…

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