70% of all injuries in children are grazes
Half of all abrasion injuries occur on the limbs
“Grazing” only affects the upper layer of skin (epidermis)
Also called abrasions, grazes are some of the most common injuries to our skin – especially among children. Caused by friction against a rough surface, most grazes are minor. However, very large or infected injuries require medical attention and can lead to scarring.
While we often ignore a scrape on the knee or elbow, properly cleaning and covering a graze with a non-woven dressing can speed up the healing process and minimise trauma. It also ensures that dirt and particles do not cause an infection in the wound.
Watch the video to learn how to apply a non-woven island dressing.