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 […]

Skin Tear Prevention: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

With the population of Americans age 65 or older projected to grow from approximately 46 million to 98 million by 2060, skin tears are a growing problem for health care professionals. The most important part of prevention is identifying the risk factors for skin tears; age, dry skin, poor nutrition, and other factors can increase […]