Skin Integrity Solutions

Promote skin health in your facility

Prolonged pressure is often viewed as the largest extrinsic factor in pressure injuries development, an appreciation for Skin Integrity and its key role in effective pressure injury prevention and treatment is growing.

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Cleansing Moisturizing and Protecting the Skin

As we age the skin begins to structurally and functionally change making it a less efficient barrier against moisture loss and environmental factors¹. A good skin integrity maintenance program begins with 3 steps cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting the skin.

¹. ᶠᵃʳᵃᵍᵉ ᴹᴬ, ᴹᶦˡˡᵉʳ ᴷᵂ, ᴱˡˢⁿᵉʳ ᴾ, ᵃⁿᵈ ᴹᵃᶦᵇᵃᶜʰ ᴴᴵ: ᶠᵘⁿᶜᵗᶦᵒⁿᵃˡ ᵃⁿᵈ ᵖʰʸˢᶦᵒˡᵒᵍᶦᶜᵃˡ ᶜʰᵃʳᵃᶜᵗᵉʳᶦˢᵗᶦᶜˢ ᵒᶠ ᵗʰᵉ ᵃᵍᶦⁿᵍ ˢᵏᶦⁿ. ᴬᵍᶦⁿᵍ ᶜˡᶦⁿ ᴱˣᵖ ᴿᵉˢ ²⁰⁰⁸; ²⁰: ¹⁹⁵ ⁽ᴿᵉᵛᶦᵉʷ⁾

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Microclimate Management: the critical link to Skin Integrity

Skin IQ Coverlet microclimate manager with Negative Airflow Technology wicks away excess moisture from the patient’s skin/surface interface. Reducing the patient’s skin/surface interface temperature, and moisture on skin, improves patient comfort, and promotes the optimal conditions for skin integrity.

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Regular repositioning can minimize the risk of pressure injury

Manual repositioning may contribute to pressure injury development due to the increased shear and friction exerted on the skin².

At Arjo we believe frequent repositioning can be made easier and safer with the appropriate low-friction reusable or disposable patient handling equipment to help facilitate both patient repositioning in bed and transfers out of bed.

². ᴱᵘʳᵒᵖᵉᵃⁿ ᴾʳᵉˢˢᵘʳᵉ ᵁˡᶜᵉʳ ᴬᵈᵛᶦˢᵒʳʸ ᴾᵃⁿᵉˡ, ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒⁿᵃˡ ᴾʳᵉˢˢᵘʳᵉ ᴵⁿʲᵘʳʸ ᴬᵈᵛᶦˢᵒʳʸ ᴾᵃⁿᵉˡ, ᴾᵃⁿ ᴾᵃᶜᶦᶠᶦᶜ ᴾʳᵉˢˢᵘʳᵉ ᴵⁿʲᵘʳʸ ᴬˡˡᶦᵃⁿᶜᵉ. ᴾʳᵉᵛᵉⁿᵗᶦᵒⁿ ᵃⁿᵈ ᵀʳᵉᵃᵗᵐᵉⁿᵗ ᵒᶠ ᴾʳᵉˢˢᵘʳᵉ ᵁˡᶜᵉʳˢ/ᴵⁿʲᵘʳᶦᵉˢ: ᶜˡᶦⁿᶦᶜᵃˡ ᴾʳᵃᶜᵗᶦᶜᵉ ᴳᵘᶦᵈᵉˡᶦⁿᵉ. ᵀʰᵉ ᴵⁿᵗᵉʳⁿᵃᵗᶦᵒⁿᵃˡ ᴳᵘᶦᵈᵉˡᶦⁿᵉ ²⁰¹⁹. ᴱᵐᶦˡʸ ᴴᵃᵉˢˡᵉʳ ⁽ᴱᵈ.⁾. ᴱᴾᵁᴾᴬ/ᴺᴾᴵᴬᴾ/ᴰᴾᴵᴬ; ²⁰¹⁹

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With over 60 years of experience, Arjo has become a leading global authority on the design, development and clinical application of therapeutic support surfaces for the prevention
and management of pressure related injuries.

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