Wound EssentialsWound Essentials 10 (2) Appropriate selection and use of barrier creams and films

Wound Essentials 10 (2) Appropriate selection and use of barrier creams and films

Assessment and diagnosis, Complex wounds, Exudate Management | Jacqui Fletcher

Maintaining skin integrity is vital in cases of incontinence or highly exuding wounds. For patients whose skin is regularly exposed to irritant fluids such as wound exudate, urine or faeces, protection is required and a barrier product may be used. This article outlines the main considerations when using barrier creams and films.