Preventing Medical Device-Related Pressure Injuries During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, health care providers are wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout their time at work. Extended wear of respirators, face masks, protective eyewear, and other PPE can contribute to the development of medical device–related pressure injuries (MDRPIs), along with other issues such as acne, itch, and rash, in […]

Soothing Face Mask Skin Irritation During COVID 19

Our healthcare workers are putting in extended hours wearing PPE (Personal protective equipment) on their faces that is irritating and damaging their skin. The physical toll that it takes compounded with the mental stress is terrible and we all want to support them in any way possible. Below are some of the most common issues […]

Hy-Tape Donation for Front Line Workers with PPE Related Skin Injuries

We’ve all seen the photos of the PPE related skin injuries. Prolonged wear and the need for a super tight fit translate to pressure related injuries leaving skin raw, bruised, and covered in welts. When this all began we advised our caregivers that applying a piece of tape along the pressure points where the mask […]