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 […]

Ostomy Care: Preventing Skin Irritation Around the Stoma

One of the more common issues that ostomates face is skin irritation. While it is annoying and often times itchy or painful, it is also preventable and manageable. Remembering that your skin is under stress from adhesives, abrasion, and various chemicals is paramount. We’ve done our best to collect information on how to keep your […]

Preventative Skin Care in Wound & Ostomy Management

Prevention is one of the most important components of wound and ostomy care; by taking a proactive stance, health care professionals can reduce the risk of infection, reduce costs, and improve patient outcomes. With wounds affecting 35% of all hospice patients and 120,000 new ostomy surgeries performed each year, it is imperative our health care […]

Swimming and Staying Active with an Ostomy

Swimming, bathing, or opening up to a situation where an ostomy appliance will get wet or completely submerged can be daunting. After a doctor gives permission to start exercising and getting back to recreational activities, patients need to be confident that there will be no leaks or issues that could lead to an uncomfortable position. […]

Skin Tear Prevention: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

With the population of Americans age 65 or older projected to grow from approximately 46 million to 98 million by 2060, skin tears are a growing problem for health care professionals. The most important part of prevention is identifying the risk factors for skin tears; age, dry skin, poor nutrition, and other factors can increase […]