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Research Paper | Paediatrics | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023
A Clinical Evaluation of Advanced Barrier Film upon Prevention of Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury among Children in Apollo Children?s Hospital, Chennai
Gracelet Melita .S | Janaki  | Pushpalatha .D | Basemath Morris
Abstract: Background: The skin is the protective layer of the body; it provides an important anatomical barrier against pathogens, irritants, water loss, and environmental threats. Various conditions can damage the skin and breach the integrity of the barrier resulting in inflammation, disruption of epidermal integrity, pain, and increased risk of infection. Medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI) is prevalent, under-recognized and preventable, and can occur in any patient group or setting. When superficial layers of skin are removed by medical adhesive, it not only affects skin integrity, but causes pain, increases risk of infection, and potentially increases wound size and delays healing, all of which reduce patient quality of life. Materials and methods: A descriptive study was conducted involving 500 children with 8- 16 years of age. Consecutive sampling method was used to select the samples for the study. The efficacy of the advanced skin barrier was assessed using MARSI tool kit. Results: The findings revealed that the advanced skin barrier used were so effective in preventing, MARSI with the significance of p<0.05%. Conclusion: It is hoped that the findings from the study will assist the nurses in preventing MARSI and thereby improve the quality of life.
Keywords: MARSI, Advanced skin barrier, Skin, medical adhesives, dressing
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,
Pages: 1113 - 1117
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