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Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery & Scars

Mohs surgery & other popular skin cancer treatments Mohs surgery or Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), is an extremely precise surgical technique done by a trained Mohs surgeon. In short, it combines pathology and surgery to remove layers of skin containing skin cancer. The tumor is frozen then cut into extremely thin slices. The tissue is […]

Minimizing Breast Reduction Surgery Scars

Excessively large breasts are a real problem Women with overly large breasts face daily struggles that most people do not fully appreciate. This condition, which doctors call macromastia, can cause a number of troubling symptoms. Women with large breasts often experience chronic pain in the breast, neck, shoulders, and upper back. Large breasts can interfere […]

Infection Control in Wound Management

Factors affecting dressing application for the prevention of infection Preventing wound infection is critical to ensuring rapid healing, patient comfort and the prevention of complication. The effects of infections can range from mild, to serious. Pain, odor, delayed healing, sepsis and even death are frequently associated with their incidence. Infection control starts by properly caring […]

Assessment and Management of Sacral Pressure Ulcers

Sacral pressure ulcers are caused when bone pinched the overlying tissues. The pelvis, hip or lower spine are usually to blame (i.e., ischium, greater trochanter, or sacrum). When the patient’s body weight rests on one of these bones, it compresses the tissue and prevents blood from flowing to the area.1 Over time, the tissue becomes […]

Secondary Wound Dressing Application: Tips to Extend Wear Time

A secondary wound dressing can be an important part of the healing process. To be most effective, secondary dressings need to be securely held to the primary dressing. By using gentle, waterproof medical adhesives to secure secondary dressings, wound care clinicians can ensure exudate and other bodily fluids do not weaken the seal. In clinical […]

Preventing Skin Injury in At Risk Population

Skin tears pose a significant clinical risk to patients, particularly at-risk patient populations including the chronically ill, the elderly and neonates, and have a high prevalence. A skin injury can be costly, both financially and in terms of quality of life for the patient. Prevention of many skin tears can be accomplished through the identification […]

Equine Wound Care & Occlusive Dressings

Horse Wound Care, Bandaging, and Healing Solutions For veterinarians, trainers, and horse owners, a lower leg injury presents many challenges. Dressings are required to be secure, waterproof, gentle, and flexible. Equine wound caregivers need assurance that the wounds stay free from dirt, waste, outside moisture, and contaminants. In order to do so a wound healing […]

Snorkeling & Scuba Diving with an Ileostomy

An ileostomy should not prevent you from snorkeling or scuba diving. With the correct materials and some planning a day at the beach can be issue free and fun. That being said, everyone is different. A pouch may adhere differently from person to person, but the many product manufacturers do take water into consideration when […]

Identifying & Treating Contact Dermatitis

Determining the cause of tape sensitivity Wound care recommendations generally focus on the wound bed and wound borders. However, healthcare professionals must also consider the healthy skin surrounding the wound. If patients develop tape sensitivity it may become difficult to secure the dressings that promote optimal wound care. When tape sensitivity occurs, healthcare professionals must […]

Arterial Ulcer Wound Dressings and Challenges

Most chronic wounds are one of three types: venous stasis ulcers, pressure ulcers, and diabetic ulcers.1 However, a fourth group of chronic wounds—arterial ulcers—is an important cause of disability and amputation.2 While fewer people are affected by arterial ulcers than the other ulcer types, those who have arterial ulcers struggle with a uniquely difficult condition.  […]