A pressure ulcer is a serious skin injury.  It occurs when the skin and underlying tissues of the skin break down due to inadequate blood supply, secondary to prolonged or constant pressure. This inadequate supply of nutrition or oxygen may progress to tissue necrosis or death of body tissue. According to the Agency for Healthcare…

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A well supplied first aid kit is a must for every household. The American Red Cross recommends keeping them at your home, workplace, cottage, school, car, boat, and recreation areas. Having the supplies will help anyone deal with emergencies at a moment’s notice. First aid kit: Why is it important? Here are the most common…

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SealSkin Medical Wrap for occlusive Wounds

There are a variety of ways to do wound care at home. Some involve the use of specific wound dressings, and others entail several wound care techniques. Although there is no absolute way of accelerating tissue repair for all types of wounds, certain concepts can be more effective than others. Proper wound care, in general,…

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The American Burn Association (ABA) estimates that roughly four-hundred fifty thousand (450,000) patients receive emergency room treatment for burns annually. This statistic does not even account for injuries handled in private clinics or medical offices, community health centers, and unreported cases at home. IDENTIFYING THE SEVERITY OF BURNS The “degree” or seriousness of a burn…

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SealSkin Medical Wrap for occlusive Wounds

With the concept of proper wound healing techniques, the existence of various wound care products have expanded recently.  We’ve evolved from the basic band-aids, sterile gauze, non-adhesive dressing to a more advanced wound care products. Much of the discussion around wound care has also been focused on the appropriate choice of wound dressings.  This is…

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