Preventative Action Implementing a Skin Tear Prevention Program in Your Facility

Caregivers know, a skin tear can be very costly. Skin tears are also one of the more common conditions affecting older patients or those on medications such as steroids that make the skin thin. These injuries can be caused by friction, shearing, or blunt force. In most cases skin tears are considered a minor injury, […]

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 […]

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 […]