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Know Your Dressings: Calcium Alginates, CMC, and Gelling Fibers

Successful wound care involves selecting the appropriate dressing to optimize the wound healing environment. Dressing selection plays an important role in supporting autolytic debridement and promoting wound healing. 1 Wounds with heavy drainage require dressings that are absorptive, yet still

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Choosing The Right Dressing

A wide variety of advanced wound care products are available to treat wounds, from simple dressing materials to sophisticated products. Selecting a wound dressing requires the clinician be knowledgeable in both the process of tissue repair during wound healing and

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Senior Digestive Health

Many systems of the body change with age, including the digestive system. It’s estimated that 40% of seniors experience digestive changes. 1 Many factors impact bowel health and result in constipation including age, medical conditions, poor diet, medications, lack of

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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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Managing Pain with Dressing Changes

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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Impact of Dehydration on Wound Healing

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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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

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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