Uso de adhesivos médicos y lesiones de piel

Palabras clave

Wounds and Injuires
Nursing Care
medical devices
carerelated skin lesions
public health
prevention of skin lesions Epidemiologia
feridas e lesões
cuidados de enfermagem
dispositivos médicos
lesões de pele relacionadas a cuidados
adesivos; saúde pública
prevenção de lesões de pele Epidemiología
Heridas y lesiones
Ciudados de enfermería
Dispositivos médicos
lesiones de piel relacionadas con el cuidado
salud pública
prevención de lesiones de piel

Cómo citar

Gonzalez Consuegra, R. V., Zuluaga, W. J. L., & Roa Lizcano, K. T. (2020). Uso de adhesivos médicos y lesiones de piel: prevalencia en Colombia. Revista Colombiana De Enfermería, 19(1), e015.


Introduction: Skin lesions related to the use of medical adhesive, known as MARSI (in English), are characterized by erythema and / or persistent skin abnormality for 30 minutes or more after their removal, they constitute the gateway to complications. and increase in health and social costs.

Objective: to establish the prevalence of MARSI-type skin lesions in Colombia.

Materials and methods: cross-sectional prevalence study with the participation of nurses from Colombia who work in institutions of different levels of care through an online survey. Non-probabilistic sampling of consecutive cases.

Results: 13.3% of the documented patients presented this type of lesion, which corresponds to 0.72 of the prevalence of the total number of hospital units analyzed, results by sex, age, hospital service, anatomical location, prevention measures and legal aspects.

Conclusions: The MARSI have become a new problem for public health with its consequences and therefore should be a focus of attention, prevention should include scales of risk assessment and underreporting mask the magnitude of the problem and affect safe care.

Keywords: Epidemiology, Prevalence, Wounds and Injuries, Nursing Care.


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