Question:

Which ZPadTM should I use for older patients with delicate skin, such as patients on steroids, or chemotherapy, or patients with "tissue paper" geriatric skin?

Answer:

Use ZPadTM DS (Delicate Skin). ZPadTM DS has the same broad-based anchor pad as the normal, adult ZPadTM. However, the adhesive is the same proprietary hydrocolloid adhesive used on the ZPadTM Pediatric. Additionally, a hydrocolloid strip is included for fashioning a J-Loop. Only the most gentle adhesive touches the patient’s delicate skin.

ZPadTM DS"”specifically designed to eliminate Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (MARSI).