Neonatal Skin and Wound Care: Preventing Skin Injury

Neonatal skin is immature and thin, and it requires special care to prevent skin injury.

Injury prevention includes risk identification, monitoring for early signs of skin damage, regular cleansing and repositioning, and the use of an appropriate medical adhesive to secure dressings on neonatal skin. Hy-Tape medical adhesive, which is gentle, secure, waterproof, and hypoallergenic, is an ideal adhesive for neonatal care.

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Challenges of Neonatal Skin and Wound Care

Best Practices for Preventing Skin Injury Including:

  • Identify At-Risk Patients
  • Identify Early Signs of Skin Damage
  • Regularly Cleanse and Reposition
  • The Importance of Secure Wound Dressings and Gentle Adhesion

Neonatal skin is immature and thin, is more easily damaged than adult skin, and requires special care to prevent skin injury. Injury prevention includes risk identification, monitoring for early signs of skin damage, regular cleansing and repositioning, and the use of an appropriate medical adhesive to secure dressings.

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