There is no doubt that innovative adhesives have spurred advancements in wound care over the years. Intricate border designs and strong adhesive components allow devices to be secured and wounds to be dressed. But as these medical adhesives grew stronger, human skin remained the same, creating a problem for people with poor skin integrity.
The average day shift nurse will walk 4-5 miles, burning over 1,400 calories in a 12-hour shift. To put it in perspective, restaurant servers walk 4 miles, custodians walk 5.2 miles, and retail floor staff walk 3 miles per shift. One might think that with all the walking that nurses do, they must be generally healthy; think again. Multiple studies have found that ~54% of nurses are either overweight or obese, those nurses citing job stress and poor sleep from long, irregular work hours as the cause.