Skin Tear Prevention

Strategies for Preventing Skin Injury in At-Risk Populations

Skin tears and other types of medical adhesive–related skin injuries (MARSI) are serious and common problems, particularly among at-risk populations such as older adults and those with diabetes and other medical conditions that may weaken the skin. Issues associated with skin tears can cause patient discomfort, delayed wound healing, and infection, leading to significant costs and morbidity and mortality risks. To manage this problem, it is important that health care professionals understand what causes skin tears and take steps to prevent them.

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