What is moisture-associated skin damage?
Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) describes damage that occurs because of prolonged exposure to:
- Wound exudate.
Symptoms of MASD include the softening, swelling and wrinkling of the skin. The elderly, in particular, tend to be susceptible to skin maceration due to excessive heat and moisture.
What are Ultrasorbs?
The ULTRASORBS AP Drypad is an ultra-soft, non-woven, multi-layer breathable and disposable sheet designed for effective moisture management. The drypad contains a super-absorbent polymer, which locks away wetness and odour. This leaves the sheet dry to the touch and comfortable against the patient’s skin. It can be used with a variety of mattresses and bed configurations to provide waterproof protection.
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