Prep your skin for PPE
There’s a range of products available to you that can help keep your skin safe. For example, a properly trimmed, low-profile, thin foam dressing behind your ears is a simple way to help protect the skin against abrasion and reduce your risk of MDRPIs. Just be sure to apply it the right way and wear it consistently to get the best results and make sure that the product does not affect the efficacy of the PPE.
Follow the step-by-step process in this downloadable poster to properly prepare your skin to help protect it from your PPE.
Skin breakdown under a face mask can compromise the skin’s natural barrier against bacteria that may enter the skin. Before taking care of your patients, take time to take care of yourself – and lower your risk for further skin damage that can lead to MDRPIs.