Journal articlesBarrier products: Effective use of a barrier cream and film

Barrier products: Effective use of a barrier cream and film

01/03/13 | Articles, Exudate Management, Products, Research | Janice Bianchi, Pauline, Beldon, Rosie Callaghan, Jackie Stephen-Hayes

There are various threatsto the skin’sintegrity with the most damaging being exudate, faecal or urinary incontinence, and the removal of adhesive dressingsfromfriable skin. This article presents six case studies that highlight the importance of selecting the correct barrier product as part of a co-ordinated treatment plan, in orderto effectively manage erythema, excoriation, maceration, and pain in vulnerable patients.