What is a liquid skin barrier?
Medline Marathon Liquid Skin Protectant is a flexible, long-lasting skin barrier developed for vulnerable periwound skin and peristomal skin. Friction and shearing are contributing forces to pressure ulcers as it tears fragile skin developing a painful wound. The Marathon Cyanoacrylate no-sting formula effectively seals the skin to protect it from friction and moisture, another factor that prolongs wound healing. Marathon skin barrier fends off maceration and skin breakdown from prolonged moisture exposure. This can be caused by urine and feces, due to incontinence, as well as wound exudate, sweat, or other body fluids which compromise the epidermis and make it difficult for the wound to heal.
Why does Marathon Skin Protectant look like a pen?
Marathon Skin Protectant looks like pen so it’s easy to hold .
How to apply Marathon liquid protector?
How to Apply the Marathon Liquid Protectant. Prepare the area by cleaning the skin and removing any moisture. Point the applicator tip upward. Squeeze the middle of the applicator until the sealed cartridge breaks (the liquid will push up toward the tip) Rotate until the applicator sponge is the lowest point.
Why does the Marathon skin barrier break down?
Marathon skin barrier fends off maceration and skin breakdown from prolonged moisture exposure. This can be caused by urine and feces, due to incontinence, as well as wound exudate, sweat, or other body fluids which compromise the epidermis and make it difficult for the wound to heal.
How long does a protective film last?
A layer of protectant film usually lasts about three days. The protectant contains a purple dye to aid you in applying the product. The product sloughs off when skin cells shed. When spots and gaps appear inside of the purpled area, it is time to apply more of the product.
Does Medline work as a liquid?
How MedLine Skin Protectant with Applicator Works. Since the product goes on as a liquid, it helps fill in gaps and uneven areas of the skin, creating a smoother surface for adhering devices. It helps with removal as well, because it helps skin maintain its integrity.
Is Marathon safe for elbows?
Where to Use. Marathon is safe for: Bony protrusions, like around the elbows. Damaged skin due to incontinence. Areas of irritation or inflammation. Skin surrounding wounds. Tears in the skin. Maceration sites. Delicate skin involved with negative pressure therapy.
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