The best way to prevent skin damage caused by prolonged exposure to moisture is to follow a comprehensive skin and wound care strategy designed to help keep patients safe.
• Routinely monitor areas of the skin where there’s moisture and warmth, such as skinfolds. Prevent moisture buildup by keeping the area dry.
• Manage wound exudate with dressings chosen for proper absorbency.
• Apply a skin protectant or barrier film to the skin when appropriate.