DrySee introduces its patented waterproof bandage for low exudate wounds featuring liquid intrusion alert, designed to change the bandage’s color if liquid breaches it and replacement is required.

Often, after procedures, doctors will recommend that patients avoid showering in order to keep a wound dry. With DrySee, people can shower and go about their daily lives without worrying about their wound, because they will be visually alerted if any liquid penetrates the bandage.

DrySee’s waterproof bandage features a gauze barrier around the perimeter of the bandage that will turn from a light blue to a dark, blue color if there is a liquid intrusion. The color change alerts the user to change the bandage. If liquid passes through the second adhesive ring and reaches the wound site, or if the wound seeps fluid, the internal gauze pad will turn a dark blue color, alerting that a bandage change is necessary.

Help Avoid Surgical-Site Infection

According to the Centers for Disease Control, surgical site infections occur in 2% to 4% of all patients undergoing inpatient surgical procedures, and they are the leading cause of readmissions to the hospital following surgery. A DrySee bandage can help patients stay on top of post-surgery wound care by alerting them when a bandage needs to be changed instead of the patient changing a bandage whenever it “seems” like it needs to be changed.

DrySee bandages can last for up to 3 days, so patients may even be able to reduce the number of bandage changes they need to complete during recovery.

“Infections are a historical and ongoing plague on the health care system. There is no more ambiguity on the part of the patient. It is visibly obvious when a bandage needs to be changed. This visual cue should help patients be more proactive with their wound care, and help reduce the number of infections.”

— Brad Greer, CEO of DrySee

DrySee bandages are available in packages of 25 for online purchase. For more information or to order, visit DrySee.

[Source: DrySee]

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