DrySee, a medical technology company focused on wound care, introduced its patented waterproof bandage with liquid intrusion alert. Often, after procedures, doctors will recommend that patients avoid showering in order to keep a wound dry. According to the company, 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 bandages reportedly provide a secure, waterproof covering for low exudate wounds. If water or other liquids make their way into the bandage, the gauze barrier around the perimeter of the bandage will turn from a light blue to a dark, blue color. The color change alerts the user to change the bandage, knowing that the perimeter seal is broken. 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. DrySee’s color changing, liquid intrusion alert reportedly takes the guesswork out of replacing bandages because it is easy to see if the bandage is wet or dry.
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 reportedly last for up to 4 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,” 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.”
DrySee bandages are available in packages of 25 or 4 units for online purchase. DrySee liquid indicating bandages are waterproof, sterile, disposable, breathable, non-latex, and one bandage can be used for up to 3 days.