Waterproof bandages with color indicator help mitigate infection risk during daily activities
DrySee®, a patented bandage that changes colors to indicate it should be changed, announces that its bandages can be used by men and women recovering after breast cancer related surgical procedures to help reduce infection risk. For breast cancer patients undergoing surgical procedures like lumpectomies or mastectomies, the recovery process can be physically and emotionally challenging. Managing surgical sites, drainage tubes, and wound care can be a daunting task. However, DrySee® bandages’ revolutionary solution to post-surgery wound care makes it easier and safer for breast cancer patients to heal.
“After breast cancer surgery, patients often return home with surgical incisions, drainage tubes, and delicate wounds that require meticulous care. Everyday tasks such as bathing become complex and worrisome, as patients are often instructed to keep their wounds dry to prevent infection. This can add unnecessary stress to an already challenging recovery process,” said DrySee CEO Brad Greer. “Instead of a generic waterproof surgical wound covering that results in patients guessing about the status of surgical site cleanliness and dryness, using DrySee eliminates guesswork and instills greater peace of mind.”
DrySee® is a patented waterproof bandage equipped with a liquid intrusion alert system. This innovative technology is changing the game for breast cancer patients and others recovering from surgery. It allows individuals to shower and go about their daily lives without constant worry, as they are visually alerted if any liquid breaches the bandage.
DrySee®'s waterproof bandages provide a secure, waterproof covering for low exudate wounds. What sets them apart is their unique color-changing technology. The gauze barrier around the bandage's perimeter starts as a light blue color. If any liquid, such as water or wound exudate, breaches this barrier, it turns dark blue, indicating that it's time to change the bandage.
If liquid manages to pass through the second adhesive ring and reaches the wound site or if the wound itself seeps fluid, the internal gauze pad inside the bandage will also turn dark blue, providing a clear visual cue for a bandage change. By offering these two layers of alert, DrySee's bandages eliminate guesswork from the wound care process, making it easy for patients to know when a bandage needs changing.
Surgical site infections are a significant concern for post-operative patients. According to the Centers for Disease Control, these infections occur in 2% to 4% of all patients undergoing inpatient surgical procedures and are a leading cause of hospital readmissions. DrySee bandages can play a crucial role in reducing this risk. By alerting patients precisely when a bandage change is needed, the risk of infection can be significantly minimized. Moreover, DrySee bandages can last for up to three days, potentially reducing the frequency of bandage changes and further decreasing the chance of contamination.
DrySee bandages are available for online purchase in packages of 25 or 4/6 units depending on size. These bandages are not only waterproof but also sterile, disposable, breathable, and non- latex. Each bandage can be safely used for up to three days, offering convenience and peace of mind during the recovery process.
To learn more about DrySee bandages and make a purchase, visit www.drysee.com.
DrySee’s mission is to provide bandage solutions that allow patients to live their lives confidently after surgery. The DrySee team saw a need in the medical industry for a more secure and effective dressing to ensure better post-op healing and created a revolutionary waterproof dressing that changes color to indicate if the bandage has been compromised. The cutting-edge, patented DrySee technology helps to lower both staff and material costs while improving patient compliance and experience.