Duoderm on blisters? - page 2

I am fairly new to the adult world, and in my NICU experience, we used duoderm mostly for beginning stages of skin breakdown or for facial protection to anchor OG tubes and such. Recently I've... Read More

  1. by   Tweety
    I've seen duoderm on heels before. Must be an old-school thing.

    Our current practice is to paint the heel with betadine and leave it open to air and elevated. When they burst if they are bleeding or leaking, we follow our skin tear protocol which is a Mepitel dressing. http://www.dressings.org/Dressings/mepitel.html

    Of course the best treatment is identifying those at risk and preventing them from happening in the first place. Duh.
  2. by   nuangel1
    i have seen less usage of duoderm .i would not use it on a blister .
  3. by   gofigure
    Hi, I am a new nurse. What is duoderm? I have never seen it?:smilecoffeecup:
  4. by   GardenDove
    Quote from rnflunky
    Hi, I am a new nurse. What is duoderm? I have never seen it?:smilecoffeecup:
    It's a very thick, pliable adhesive drsg, with a spongy feel to it, it adheres very strongly to the skin, and is the color of a few peoples skin who are somewhat jaundiced, and aren't very light colored or extremely dark, but somewhere inbetween.
  5. by   RPN_2006
    Excellent link Tweety, thank-you.

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