Impact of adhesive surgical tape and wound dressings on the skin, with reference to skin stripping

J Wound Care. 2008 Apr;17(4):157-8, 160-2. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2008.17.4.28836.

Abstract

Age- and disease-related factors can cause the skin to become susceptible to damage, particularly at dressing change. This review recommends ways of avoiding skin trauma when removing adhesive dressings and surgical tapes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aging / pathology
  • Bandages / adverse effects*
  • Bandages / supply & distribution
  • Causality
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Humans
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Patient Selection
  • Skin / injuries*
  • Skin / pathology
  • Skin Care / adverse effects*
  • Skin Care / instrumentation
  • Skin Care / nursing
  • Surgical Tape / adverse effects*
  • Surgical Tape / supply & distribution
  • Wound Healing