Medical Gauze Guide
Gauze is a fabric that has many different uses, medical gauze is specifically used in wound care. Gauze pads, bandage rolls, and other medical dressings all take advantage of the highly absorbent quality of gauze. It is a versatile product and can be used by itself or it can be saturated with petroleum like in Xeroform. When it comes to medical gauze you will have a lot of choices so it is best to ask your doctor for a recommendation. If you are using medical gauze to treat an open wound then you should make sure you are using a sterile gauze. It is important that wounds are kept clean and the best way to do that is to use sterile medical supplies. Switching from regular nitrile gloves and using [More]

Aquacel Ag Dressing Instructions
Aquacel Dressing: Tips for Use

You will need to wash your hands with soap and water. This is to make sure your hands are clean and free of dirt and contaminants. The next step is to clean the wound with a wound cleanser. This is not the same as cleaning the wound with regular soap and water. A wound cleanser like CarraKlenz is specially designed to clean debris from the wound bed. CarraKlenz is a dermal wound cleanser and it promotes a moist wound environment which helps the healing process. [More]

How long does it take an enema to work?
What is an enema?
An enema is a liquid laxative that is administered rectally. Enemas cannot be taken by mouth or in any other way. Enemas are never to be taken orally. The medical purpose for the enema is that it relieves constipation. You can also use an enema prior to medical procedures or examinations. Your doctor will prescribe you an enema if it is needed for the medical exam. Enemas are administrated rectally by introducing the laxative liquid into the rectum instead of the digestive system which means it won’t upset your digestive system. When you begin using enemas it is a good idea to discuss it with your doctor. Your doctor can tell you how many days in a row they would like you to use an enema and what guidelines to follow. [More]

Your Bowel Program and Magic Bullet Suppositories
How to Use a Magic Bullet Suppository:
Magic Bullet bisacodyl suppositories work quickly, be prepared for evacuation to begin. If you are able to sit upright on the toilet that is recommended. However, you can also sit on a commode chair or a raised toilet seat with arm rests. If you are unable to sit upright, you can also lay down on your left side with your knee drawn gently up. If you are laying down, it will be beneficial to use disposable underpads for evacuation. [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]