Wound EssentialsMaintaining skin integrity for patients using urinary sheaths

Maintaining skin integrity for patients using urinary sheaths

Skin integrity | Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Moira Evans

The daily removal of urinary sheaths can cause trauma and adversely affect penile skin integrity. The authors carried out an evaluation of the use of a silicone medical adhesive remover to support the maintenance of skin integrity and to promote the use of urinary sheaths. The development of a survey tool is outlined in this article, and readers are invited to take part in the ongoing survey as a result of the findings of the pilot.