This course is being offered as a free NON-CE course. Please note, no contact hours will be awarded for viewing this course.
Release Date: 12/13/13
Expiration Date: N/A
Program Overview: Skin injury related to medical adhesive use is a prevalent but under-recognized complication that occurs across all care settings and among all age groups. If proper technique for application and/or removal of adhesive products is not used, tissue trauma can occur, impacting patient safety and quality of life and increasing healthcare costs. As little guidance exists in the literature regarding medical adhesive use, a consensus panel of 23 recognized key opinion leaders convened to establish consensus statements on the assessment, prevention, and treatment of MARSI. The consensus summit was held in December 2012 and was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from 3M. This session will be provided by three of the consensus conference participants and will include some of the definitions, statements and research priorities reached by the panel. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear first-hand how minor changes in your practice can have a large impact on patient safety and skin integrity.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:
Identify patients at risk for medical adhesive skin injuries.
Articulate methods to increase patient safety when using medical adhesives.
Disclosures: Ruth Bryant, MS, RN, CWOCN, Carolyn Watts, MSN, RN, CWON, Kerry Grant, MSN, RN, CRRN, CWOCN, RN-BC, Denise Cauble, RN, CWOCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.
Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest: Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, CWOCN, GNP, Commercial Interest: 3M, Relationship: Consultant
Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship: There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.