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Managing the Risk of Latex Allergy in Spina Bifida

The risk of latex allergy in children with spina bifida is remarkably high. Roughly half of children with spina bifida have an allergy to latex,1 while others report numbers approaching 70%. In some children, the reaction to latex is mild—latex allergens on the skin may cause rash. In others, the reactions are serious and severe, […]

Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Topical Management Strategies

According to a published study, the global prevalence of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is 6.3%, with male patients and older adults being the most likely to be affected.1 This prevalence, coupled with the potential for complications and the severe effect on quality of life the condition can have, makes DFUs one of today’s most serious […]

Wounds & Exercise – The Healing Benefits of Activity

Maintaining an active lifestyle is critical to good health; this is especially true for patients recovering from wounds or extended hospital stays. Robust activity can improve mental health, reduce the risk of infection, and accelerate wound healing.1 Staying active can be challenging for patients with wounds, however, and it is critical that health care professionals […]

Diverticulitis: Challenging Name, Challenging Disease

What is diverticulitis? Diverticulitis is a painful condition in which a small part of the intestine becomes inflamed. Diverticulitis symptoms vary from person to person, and each flare up may be different. People with diverticulitis almost always have belly pain. The pain is often in the lower left side of the abdomen, but it can […]

White Paper Arterial Ulcers – Assessment and Treatment

Arterial ulcers are the second most common type of lower extremity ulcer and account for approximately 10% of leg ulcers. Understanding the pathophysiology of arterial ulcers has always been a clinical challenge. Treating these wounds can be incredibly difficult because they are painful and prone to complications, such as infection and necrosis. Even with the […]

Hy-Tape for Home Health Use: One Tape, Many Uses

If you work in home health care as a nurse, assistant, or aide, you probably use medical tape every day. Whether for wound dressing changes, feeding tube adjustments, or to simply secure medical equipment, medical tape is an indispensable part of home health care. While there are dozens of medical tapes available each with highly […]

Money and Wound Care – The Value of More Secure Dressings

Wounds are a significant problem for hospitals, hospices, and other treatment facilities. Over 35% of hospice patients are affected by wounds, with many more in hospitals and clinics.1  For all of these patients, dressings must be changed regularly and wounds must be frequently cleaned. This means that wound care makes up a large portion of nurses’ […]

Securing and Waterproofing Your Child’s Feeding Tube

Many children need a feeding tube at some point in their lives. A feeding tube is an excellent way for kids to get the nutrition they need when they can’t take food by mouth. Unfortunately, feeding tubes do come with some extra work for parents. Feeding tubes of all types need to be held securely […]

Best Practices for Wound Care After Common Plastic Surgery

A WHITE PAPER ABOUT WOUND CARE POST PLASTIC SURGERY Data show that plastic surgery is increasingly popular in the United States, the current pandemic notwithstanding. Numerous factors have contributed to the rise in popularity of plastic surgery, including the fact that the cost has decreased at the same time as plastic surgeons’ technological expertise has increased. A variety of […]


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