DrySee Launches Waterproof Bandage with a Liquid Indicator
If water or other liquids penetrate the bandage’s outer seal or the wound seeps fluid, a gauze barrier changes color.
- By David Kopf
- Nov 05, 2020
Wound care technology company DrySee has introduced a patented waterproof bandage with liquid intrusion alert.
After procedures, doctors will often advise patients to avoid showering to keep a wound dry. DrySee visually alerts users if any liquid penetrates the bandage so that they can shower and engage in daily activities.
DrySee’s bandages provide a secure, waterproof covering for low exudate wounds. If water or other liquids make their way into the bandage, or if the wound seeps fluid, the gauze barrier around the perimeter seal of the bandage will turn from light blue to dark blue to alert users to change the bandage.
DrySee bandages are available in packages of 25, and DrySee bandages can last for up to three days, so patients might be able to reduce the number of bandage changes during recovery.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, surgical site infections occur in 2 percent to 4 percent of all patients undergoing inpatient surgical procedures, and they are the leading cause of post-surgery hospital readmissions.
“Infections are a historical and ongoing plague on the healthcare system,” said Brad Greer, CEO of DrySee. “DrySee is a game-changer for post-procedure care. 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.”
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David Kopf is the Publisher HME Business, DME Pharmacy and Mobility Management magazines. He was Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy from 2008 to 2023. Follow him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/dkopf/ and on Twitter at @postacutenews.