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 […]

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, […]

Stop Wasting Hydrocolloid Dressings

Hydrocolloid dressings are bioactive dressings that form a gel when they are exposed to wound exudate. The typical hydrocolloid dressing is a flexible, polyurethane wafer that contains an absorbent filler, usually gelatin or carboxymethylcellulose. This advanced wound dressing is resistant to water and bacteria. Consequently, hydrocolloid dressings create an insulated, moist environment that promotes the […]