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A Broader Look At Infection Control In Healthcare Settings

Much of our focus in the year 2020 has been on preventing the spread of COVID-19, but the risks of infection and the need for infection control are not new. In healthcare settings we are continually challenged with preventing the

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The Wide-Reaching Effect of Social Isolation on Seniors

Socially isolated seniors are at risk for developing dementia at a startling rate of up to 50% and nearly one fourth of adults 65 or older are considered socially isolated.3 Those statistics alone are disheartening, then along comes COVID-19. This

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Autolytic Debridement: A First Line Debridement Method for Virtual Wound Care

The current healthcare crisis with COVID-19 has left many providers scrambling for a way to meet the needs of their residents and patients while physical contact is restricted during the current pandemic. This is certainly true for Wound Care physicians

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Preventing The Spread Of Illness

Good hand hygiene, such as washing hands with warm soapy water, is one of the simplest, most effective ways to prevent illness and the spread of infection especially during cold and flu season. Hand washing is also a tool to

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Know Your Dressings: Antimicrobial Foams

Although not well known, an estimated 6.7 million Americans are living with chronic wounds, impacting approximately 1 in 4 families.1,2 Caring for a chronic wound may include the use of absorbent dressings to manage wound drainage. Because chronic wounds often

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Know Your Dressings: Hydrogels

Wounds require adequate moisture to heal. Without sufficient moisture, the wound bed may become dry or desiccated, leading to necrotic wound tissue, which can result in a larger, deeper wound.1 Achieving optimal moisture in the wound is a balancing act,

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Know Your Dressings: Collagen Dressings For Wound Healing

Wound healing occurs as the body naturally restores damaged tissue. Wound healing is a complex series of events and interactions that result in an orderly process with 3 overlapping, yet distinct stages. What interferes with wound healing? Unfortunately, there are

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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 Wound 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 to be knowledgeable in both the process of tissue repair during wound healing

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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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