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Palliative Wound Care

Palliative care is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an “approach that improves quality of life in patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illnesses”. 1 Palliative care focuses on prevention and relief from suffering,

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FDA Bans Antimicrobial Soaps – What Does It Mean For You?

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) published a final ruling last week regarding Consumer Antiseptic (antimicrobial)Washes. As a manufacturer of antiseptic hand and body washes, DermaRite would like to address this ruling and assure you that you can continue

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Managing Pain with Dressing Changes

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F-Tag 309 is a government regulation that deals with pain stating: “Each resident must receive and the facility must provide the necessary care and services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being, in accordance with

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Nurses Week

Dear Nurses, I write to you as someone who understands your role, and truly appreciates it. As someone who understands your pain, and truly empathizes with you. As someone who understands how underappreciated you are at times, and truly wants

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Impact of Dehydration on Wound Healing

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What is the role of water? Water plays a vital role in our overall health and may be the most important nutrient of life. Roughly two-thirds of our body is comprised of water. Since the body is not capable of

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DermaRite Releases New Interactive Catalog App

DermaRite Releases New Interactive Catalog App Designed To Help Caregivers Navigate The Ever-Expanding Wound Dressing Landscape March 2, 2016 – DermaRite recently released its Interactive Wound Dressing Selection Guide, a unique interactive catalog app that allows users to input a

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DermaRite: Introducing ComfortFoam™ Border Lite Thin Silicone Foam Dressing

January 28, 2016. DermaRite®, manufacturers of cost-effective advanced wound care, skin care and nutritional products for health and senior care facilities, is proud to introduce their ComfortFoam™ Border Lite dressings. A slimmer, more conformable addition to their best-selling ComfortFoam line of

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Obesity and Wound Healing

Obesity and wound healing

Obesity is a national health concern impacting over 35% of our adult population above the age of 60.1 Obesity can be directly related to heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some cancers, but did you know that obesity also

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UTI Prevention – Minimizing Antibiotic Overuse

antibiotic overuse

Recently, the CDC released the Core Elements for Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes to provide guidance to Long Term Care (LTC) facilities related to antibiotic prescribing practices. The CDC guidelines are designed to reduce antibiotic overuse and decrease the alarming

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Introducing Healing In D.E.P.T.H

DermaRite®, manufacturers of cost-effective advanced wound care, skin care and nutritional products for health and senior-care facilities, is proud to introduce their Healing In D.E.P.T.H. program. In conjunction with the release of their new line of liquid nutritional products, aimed

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