A year from newborn to infant. Babies' skin needs special care. A baby's skin is about 1/5 the thickness of an adult's. Because the skin is thin, blood vessels under the skin can be seen, and redness of the skin can be seen. The barrier function is immature and external stimuli can cause skin problems. In addition, the metabolism is active, and sweating is easy, so pay attention to the lifting and peeling of adhesive products. We will explain the reasons, countermeasures, and precautions for countermeasures "management of indwelling vascular catheters" that are often asked in clinical practice.
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Longterm Medical tells you the common sense of children's skin :
① The permanent skin color of the baby is determined at six months old.
② Because the baby's skin is very thin, even with slight external friction, it may peel off and break easily.
③ Newborns have weak intercellular adhesion, so they are more prone to skin irritation, interstitial friction, and dermatitis on the back of the knee, the inside of the arm, or the diaper contact site.
Medical adhesive-related skin injury:
It refers to persistent erythema on the skin with or without abnormal symptoms such as blisters, erosions, or lacerations 30 minutes or more after the removal of the adhesive product. Generally, newborns admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are a high-risk group for MARSI. Intrinsic factors include poor skin barrier function and their own disease states, which increase skin vulnerability; extrinsic factors include The use of drug therapy, blue light therapy, ventilator-assisted ventilation, etc., which reduces the skin's self-defense ability. In addition, improper use of adhesive products by medical staff can also lead to skin damage.
Can ordinary tape be used on babies?
Common clinical tapes include non-woven tape (paper tape), PE tape, silk tape, zinc oxide tape, etc. The commonality of these tapes is high bonding strength, which is used for catheter fixation and external fixation such as dressings. Main performance requirements It is to ensure its initial viscosity and stickiness. Skin avulsion injuries generally do not occur in adults (non-fragile people). However, the skin of infants and young children is too delicate, and the viscosity of the above-mentioned tapes still poses a hidden danger of damage, especially if it is pasted for a long time. It will not only damage the skin when it is torn off but also the glue may remain on the skin and be difficult to remove, leaving black dirt.
Small tip from Longterm Medical!
Please use medical silicone tapefrom Longterm Medical for newborns with weak skin! It is composed of the element silicon Si in the silicone gel, which has excellent biocompatibility, non-toxic, non-irritating, non-carcinogenic and teratogenic, stable properties, insoluble in water, and inorganic acids, insoluble except for strong alkali and strong acid. It reacts with any substance and is used to protect the baby's skin so that it can protect the baby's skin in the safest way.
What is the purpose of developing silicone gel tape?
The main purpose of this tape developed by Zhejiang Longtai Medical is to greatly reduce unnecessary skin damage in clinical infants. The balance between the gel adhesive strength and the gentle tear-off not only ensures effective initial tack and stickiness, but also ensures that the tear-off is soft and painless even after long-term use, and no residual glue is left.
Patented pre-cutting design: In clinical care, infants and young children are often difficult to cooperate, and medical care needs more efficient operation. This tape adopts the world's first "1CM" pre-cutting design, and medical staff can tear the tape at will without beveled edges. , save time and increase convenience for nursing work.
Longterm Medical medical silicone tape product benefits:
1. Patented dotted line tear-off design, easy to use and neatly torn
2. The patented pre-cut design ensures tensile strength and can be torn to any length.
3. Gentle and sticky, no damage to the skin surface, painless torn off
4. Good adhesive performance, waterproof, no warping, compared with non-woven silicone gel tape, it can be soaked in water for a long time, such as bathing, swimming, etc.
5. Compared with non-woven silicone gel tape, the adhesiveness is softer and fits better with the skin
6. Re-sticking, no sticking to hair, no residue
Suitable for the crowd:
1. Patients with radiotherapy, chemotherapy, dialysis, etc.; external fixation of the skin of the elderly, neonates, infants, etc.
2. It is suitable for skin with a poor skin condition, sensitive or easily damaged skin, or skin that needs to change the dressing frequently at the same position;
3. Various catheters, indwelling needles, electrodes, dressings, and other external fixation of the skin;
4. Provide skin protection, such as the skin under the compression of various catheters.
①Can not be used together with oxidants, such as hypochlorous acid solution and hydrogen peroxide solution.
②Use with caution if the skin is allergic to silicone.
For more information on Innomed® dressings, refer to the previous articles. If you have customized needs, you are welcome to contact us; we will serve you wholeheartedly.
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Editor: kiki Jia
Date: August 2, 2022