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 […]

PICC Lines – Waterproofing, Securement, Skin Reactions

PICC Lines – Waterproofing & Securement A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line) is a long, thin tube that is inserted into a vein in the right upper arm and extends to the superior vena cava, just outside the heart. PICC lines usually have two ports through which fluids, medications, and blood products can be […]

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. […]