Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI) is a relatively new term that describes the etiology of a common injury seen in surgical patients particularly in the elderly and pediatric population. The injury can result in significant pain and risk for infection. These injuries should NOT be classified as pressure Ulcers/Injury
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ has published a consensus statement for the assessment, prevention, and treatment of MARSI. To learn more and download additional resources click on the links below.
REFERENCES & RESOURCES
UNDERSTANDING MARSI by 3M
Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society®
McNichol, L., Lund, C., Rosen, T., & Gray, M. (2013). Medical adhesives and patient safety: state of the science: consensus statements for the assessment, prevention, and treatment of adhesive-related skin injuries. Orthop Nurs, 32(5), 267-281. doi: 10.1097/NOR.0b013e3182a39caf
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