First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy. We are writing to provide you with our most recent perspectives on the Covid-19 pandemic and how we are assisting our customers as they prepare for the next phase of the response.
We also wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on recent current events. Certainly, these are difficult times for our nation. Not only has Covid-19 resulted in more than one hundred thousand fatalities (with 80% of the deaths occurring among people aged 65 years or older), the last two weeks have also reminded America of another vulnerable population: the minority community and the systemic racism they endure daily. The inexcusable death of George Floyd has ignited further demands for societal change, and DermaRite firmly supports our team and our community to exercise their constitutional right to assemble peacefully, as well as to listen and learn with an open mind. DermaRite is extremely proud of its diversity and commitment to inclusivity, but we realize there is always more we can accomplish, and we will.
Looking ahead… As the country moves towards reopening, we are exploring the long-term impact of these past few months. From a clinical perspective, how can we use the difficult lessons learned through this challenge to make positive changes for those who rely on our products and services? From an economic perspective, how have the needs of the industry changed, and how do we adapt to those changes?
Certain trends are more obvious. The need for increased infection control products will be with us for a long while. We identified this need early on and responded by increasing sanitizer production to an extraordinary degree and introducing new surface disinfectant products based on customer feedback.
Telehealth has proven itself to be an effective method of care for many circumstances. While it remains to be seen how broadly it will be adopted long term, it will certainly continue to be a growing mode of caregiving. Our popular wound dressing-selection app, available for free, is an increasingly useful tool for this new setting, and we are exploring ways to make it even more useful.
We are also constantly adding to our educational and clinical resources which have seen an increased interest in the wake of the pandemic. A wide selection of short clips have been added to our site to help at-home caregivers learn how to apply and remove our dressings. Our Clinical Insights newsletters continue to be a valuable resource for learning about various skin, wound and nutritional conditions and their treatment options. Our online learning portal, DermaRite Academy, is a great place to stay up to date on best-practices from the comfort of your own home.
We are committed to the ongoing safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers. You can be sure that as we all adapt to the new realities of a post-pandemic world, DermaRite will be by your side, providing the support and tools you need to provide exceptional care. We are all in this together.
As always, please reach out with any questions or comments.
Wishing you the best of health,