Beyond the Edge: Skin CareSolutions in Lower Extremity           Ulcers         Janet M. Davis   MSN, RN, GNP-BC, CWOCN   ...
Venous Ulcers       • Eczema           – Acute           – Chronic       •   Maceration       •   Edema       •   Hemoside...
Management StrategiesAcute Eczema                             • Compression therapy• Oozing red, itchy            – 3M™Cob...
Management StrategiesChronic Eczema• Dry skin       • Compression therapy• Scaly skin     • Emollient                 • To...
Management StrategiesMaceration              • Compression therapy                          – 3M™Coban™ 2 Layer• Super sat...
Initially mayrequire morefrequentdressing andcompressionwrapchanges
Arterial Ulcers        • Mottling or Pallor        • Dry skin        • Atrophy of skin, SQ,          muscle        • Edema
For more info visitwww.3M.com/coban2layer
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3M WOCN Presentation | Skin Care for Leg Ulcers 2011

  1. 1. Beyond the Edge: Skin CareSolutions in Lower Extremity Ulcers Janet M. Davis MSN, RN, GNP-BC, CWOCN 3M Skin & Wound Care Consultant
  2. 2. Venous Ulcers • Eczema – Acute – Chronic • Maceration • Edema • Hemosiderin staining • Atrophie blanche
  3. 3. Management StrategiesAcute Eczema • Compression therapy• Oozing red, itchy – 3M™Coban™ 2 Layer• Tiny blisters Compression System• Stinging or burning – 3M™Coban™ 2 Layer Lite Compression System • Topical steroid ointment • Antihistamines • Emollient • 3M ™ Cavilon ™ Extra Dry Skin Cream Avg dose=3 FTUs x 3 days
  4. 4. Management StrategiesChronic Eczema• Dry skin • Compression therapy• Scaly skin • Emollient • Topical steroid ointment – Moderate-strong potency if long-term maintenance required • UV or tar therapies
  5. 5. Management StrategiesMaceration • Compression therapy – 3M™Coban™ 2 Layer• Super saturation of Compression System skin due to prolonged – 3M™Coban™ 2 Layer Lite Compression System exposure to moisture • Alcohol free barrier film – 3M™Cavilon™No Sting Barrier Film • Absorptive dressings to contain the exudate – 3M™ Tegaderm™ Alginate (Ag) – 3M™ Tegaderm™ Foam • Non-adhesive • Adhesive
  6. 6. Initially mayrequire morefrequentdressing andcompressionwrapchanges
  7. 7. Arterial Ulcers • Mottling or Pallor • Dry skin • Atrophy of skin, SQ, muscle • Edema
  8. 8. For more info visitwww.3M.com/coban2layer

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