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 seen a few patients come to the ICU with duoderm on heel blisters. When the duoderm is removed, typically the blister has burst at some point, leaving the moisture trapped in the duoderm causing greater skin breakdown with macerated skin.
Typically I try to just keep the extremity elevated with no pressure on the heel? What else do you do for heel blisters?
Feb 20, '07
this is one example of a suggestion to keep pressure off the heels that another member posted in a thread when I had asked about the use of sheepskin
and this is another example that was described
there were several other good ideas described in that thread
Last edit by GingerSue on Feb 20, '07