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 […]

Neonatal Skin and Wound Care: Preventing Skin Injury

Neonatal skin is immature and thin, and it requires special care to prevent skin injury. Injury prevention includes risk identification, monitoring for early signs of skin damage, regular cleansing and repositioning, and the use of an appropriate medical adhesive to secure dressings on neonatal skin. Hy-Tape medical adhesive, which is gentle, secure, waterproof, and hypoallergenic, […]

Transdermal Patch Applications & Tips

Transdermal patches are an effective way to deliver medication. A Transdermal patch is affixed to the skin and the drug from the patch is absorbed into the body over a recommended period of time. Transdermal patches are used to deliver a range of drugs into the body. Some of the most prevalent symptoms and issues […]

Contact Dermatitis and Wound Management

Contact dermatitis can be detrimental to the wound healing process. The increased pain, risk of infection, and delayed wound healing time all raise the overall costs of wound care and lower patients’ comfort. During wound management Hy-Tape can reduce the risk of contact dermatitis, and its gentle zinc oxide formula can help to soothe irritated […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Preventative Action Implementing a Skin Tear Prevention Program in Your Facility

Caregivers know, a skin tear can be very costly. Skin tears are also one of the more common conditions affecting older patients or those on medications such as steroids that make the skin thin. These injuries can be caused by friction, shearing, or blunt force. In most cases skin tears are considered a minor injury, […]

Skin Tear Prevention

Strategies for Preventing Skin Injury in At-Risk Populations Skin tears and other types of medical adhesive–related skin injuries (MARSI) are serious and common problems, particularly among at-risk populations such as older adults and those with diabetes and other medical conditions that may weaken the skin. Issues associated with skin tears can cause patient discomfort, delayed wound healing, and infection, leading to […]