Your Bowel Program and Magic Bullet Suppositories
What is a Bowel Program?
A bowel program is when you work to regulate your bowel evacuations. If you have had a spinal cord injury it can be necessary to start a bowel program as soon as you are released from the hospital after your injury. Spinal injury is not the only reason that you may need a bowel program. Your doctor should direct your bowel program and whether or not it is needed for you. It isn't something to try and experiment with, you will want to follow your personal physician's advice and direction. Your caregiver will be a great help [More]

Medline Remedy Phytoplex Skincare
Medline Remedy with Olivamine is a trusted name in skin care. From skin moisturizers and lotions to cleansing foams and anti-fungal powders it has been used to treat and protect. Now, Medline Remedy has introduced a new line of skin care products that are specially designed for sensitive skin. [More]

Adult Incontinence, Help with Skin Care
Adult Incontinence Skin Problems:
Adult Incontinence can be caused from an overactive bladder, bladder leaks, as well as fecal incontinence due to illness, injury, or simply age. Adult undergarments, incontinence liners, or disposable underpads by companies like Tena or Depends are adult incontinence products and supplies intended to make living with urinary and fecal incontinence easier. Incontinence concerns [More]

Bedside commode chairs and liners for bedside care and incontinence
What is a Bedside Commode?
A bedside commode is a chair that can be used as a toilet when reaching a traditional toilet is difficult because of mobility or illness. Bedside commodes are also called commode chairs. The commode chair or bedside commode is made up of a chair with a toilet opening in the seat, a bucket that can be removed for cleaning, and it usually has arms to help with balance. Some commodes come equipped with drop arms to make transferring from a wheelchair easier. When the arm is lowered you can get yourself seated easier than trying to maneuver around an arm when you are transferring from a seated position. If you are walking to the bedside commode then standard arms will be more helpful so you can use the arms for balance while sitting. [More]

Smith and Nephew Opsite Wound Dressings
Opsite is a brand of wound care products from Smith & Nephew. Opsite dressings provide a moist wound environment which promote healing but they also allow excess moisture to evaporate. Excess moisture can cause skin maceration. They are made from a transparent material that allows you to monitor the conditon of your wound which helps increase wear time. This flexible material is ideal for use on awkward areas of the body. There is also a grid printed on the film, which acts as a guide if you need to trim the dressing to a different size. Some Opsite bandages have a pad attached to the adhesive film to absorb exudate and act as a cushion over the wound. [More]

Coloplast SpeediCath Flex Coude Catheter Discreet and Flexible
Introducing: SpeediCath Flex Coudé Catheter
Coloplast Speedicath intermittent catheters are known for being convenient, the easy to open packaging coupled with the ready to use hydrophillic catheter has always being a great choice for catheter users. However, until recently people who use a coude tip catheter weren't able to benefit from the convenience of Speedicath. That has all changed with the release of the SpeediCath Flex Coude catheter system.

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ROHO Hybrid Elite Single Valve Wheelchair/Seat Air & Foam Cushion
What are the Benefits of the ROHO Hybrid Elite?
ROHO Hybrid Elite combines the soft tissue protection that you would expect from a ROHO Dry Floatation cushion and the stability you would expect from a foam cushion. ROHO air cushions combine shape fitting technology and pressure sore protection to give you critical pressure redistribution around the pelvis area. The added stability of the foam core of the Hybrid Elite gives you greater balance and firmer positioning.

The ROHO Hybrid Elite is adjustable to the shape and weight of your pelvic loading area. [More]

Sacrum Dressings for the use and prevention of pressure injuries
Where is the Sacrum Area of the Body?
The sacrum area of the body refers to the area just above what is commonly referred to as the "tailbone", this bony area is prone to pressure wounds. Anytime you have an area of the body with the underlying bones close to the surface of the skin you run the risk of developing a pressure sore in that area. Heels, elbows, sacrum, tailbone, etc. Pressure sores are difficult to treat because in order for treatment to be successful the pressure on the area must be relieved. If the area in question is your tailbone, it is difficult to remove pressure because anytime you sit or lay on your back you are adding pressure to the area. If you are recovering from illness or if you are using a wheelchair due to a spinal injury you will be seated or laying down often. [More]

Attack of the Back to School Germs! Fight back with Hand Sanitizer!
When kids head back to school they bring home more than homework! They bring back lots of germs. Those germs wreak havoc on immune systems and cause runny noses, coughs, colds, and flu. If germs are the villain then who is our hero? How can we stop the nefarious germs from beating down our immune systems?? There is a super power that we all have and that super power is, proper hand washing! Hand washing is one of the best ways to keep yourself healthy and to minimize your exposure to the germs that can make you sick. When your kids and teens go to school and bring home germs hand washing can help keep everyone in your home healthy. Teach everyone in your home to wash their hands the right way and to wash their hands at the right times. [More]

How to Use Medline Silvasorb Hydrogel Silver Antimicrobial Wound Gel
Silvasorb is a controlled-release antimicrobial silver hydrogel. What that means is that Silvasorb is a gel that spreads easily and continuously releases silver. Depending on the wound, Silvasorb will work for three days before bandages need to be replaced. The dressing should not remain in place for longer than 3 days. Always consult your doctor when it comes to the frequency of your bandage changes. Silvasorb works by a sustained release of silver which helps to heal chronic wounds and helps to reduce infection. When Silvasorb gel is used properly it helps to reduce the amount of infectious bacteria that is present in and immediately around the wound. The Silvasorb gel also helps to keep the wound moist which promotes an optimal wound healing environment. Silvasorb is a great choice for healing wounds because it is biocompatble, non-irritating, and it will not harm the tender and delicate new tissue, called "granulation tissue". [More]

Wheelchair Gloves, How to Find the Right Wheelchair Glove and the Right Fit
How do you find wheelchair gloves designed especially for wheelchair users?
This is a question we get asked a lot. Many companies sell winter gloves or climbing/biking gloves and just call them wheelchair gloves. Even a thick winter glove is not the same thing as a glove specifically designed for wheelchair users. So what does a wheelchair glove have that most other gloves don't? The most important difference is that wheelchair gloves have reinforced palms. The palms of your hands come into direct contact with the wheels of your chair so they will suffer the most wear and tear. The padding helps keep your hands safe and comfortable. The reinforced palm also helps the entire glove last longer. So, how do you find wheelchair gloves for wheelchair users? Online medical supply companies that sell gloves that are specifically labeled as "wheelchair gloves" are a great place to start. Even when it is warm outside you will need gloves that protect your palms from shear. What is shear? Shear is when your skin comes into [More]