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Securing Gastrostomy Tubes & Tape Sensitivity

Medical tape sensitivities & latex allergies can make a difficult situation even more difficult. Irritated, inflamed, and painful reactions can extend healing, create dressing challenges, and prevent caregivers from doing the tasks needed to make their patients comfortable. We asked a 57 year old male suffering with ALS to take part in a product trial. […]

Practical Ways to Anticipate and Manage Latex Allergy

Latex can be found almost everywhere in healthcare settings. Latex is in virtually every clinic, hospital room, and surgical settings in the form of protective medical gloves, adhesive bandages, catheter tubing, infusion sets, and many other products and devices. At the same time, latex poses a threat to those who have an allergy to it. […]

Preventing Cross-Infection in Post-Surgical Wound Care

Infections in Post-surgical can be have serious complications. Preventing post surgical infections will reduce costs, improve the patients experience, and save lives. Health professionals need to understand that the prevention of cross-contamination is paramount to any post-surgical health care plan. Learn more on our sponsored Woundsource.com post. You may also be interested in: Preventing Hospital-Acquired […]

Relief & Care for Hypertrophic & Keloid Scars

Skin injuries can heal in the number of ways. Under the best of circumstances, the skin fully closes and heals, leaving a barely noticeable line in the skin. Some scars may appear as skin discoloration, or they may leave depressions in the skin. For the most part, these types of scars can be treated topical […]

Podiatrists Trust Hy-Tape

Whether taping a wound or sealing a negative pressure dressing, our waterproof, zinc-oxide based adhesive is strong where it needs to be yet gentle on skin. Hy-Tape won’t break down over time, so skin remains intact promoting faster healing and reducing infection. • Latex-free, zinc oxide adhesive is soothing & non-reactive • Thin & conforming […]

Skin Tear Risk Factors & Prevention

For the geriatric population (65 years and older) skin tears are a growing concern. It is estimated that almost 1/4 of the population will fall into this age category by 2060 making it an unavoidable truth that health care professionals will need to make skin tear prevention a priority in their care plan. Skin tears […]

Peristomal Skin Issues & Ostomy Care

Peristomal Skin Complications Stomas can lower a patients’ ability to stay active and their overall quality of life; peristomal skin issues in particular can be problematic and lead to discomfort and complications. Many skin complications arise from insecure, sensitizing or damaging medical adhesives. In order to prevent peristomal skin complications, it is critical that healthcare […]

Burns & Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Burns Skin is not only the largest organ in the body; it is also one of the most important. The skin fends off countless insults every day such as ultraviolet light, temperature changes, and infectious microorganisms. After a serious burn, however, the damaged skin cannot offer that same protection, leaving […]

MRSA Care & Prevention

What is MRSA? MRSA (pronounced MURR-sah) is an acronym that stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Simply put, MRSA is a staph infection that is resistant to certain types of antibiotics. MRSA is not just antibiotic-resistant bug; it causes a particularly aggressive form of staph infection. When MRSa affects the skin, it can cause cellulitis and […]