September / October 2020 SkinDeep
Cause and Management of Mucosal Membrane Pressure Injuries An Advanced Tissue newsletter written by Carolyn Brown, BS, MEd, RN, ARM, CWSr, FACCWS Download Here The post September / October 2020 SkinDeep appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - September 24, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Newsletter wound care pressure ulcers Pressure Injury Source Type: news

Pressure Injury Critical Element Pathway
Please complete the form to download a Pressure Injury Critical Element Pathway. Name*Email* Select a Choice*I am a ClinicianI work in an Assisted Living FacilityI work in a Long Term Care FacilityI am a patientI am a family member of resident with a woundOther / I just want the infoHow they prefer to be contactedBy phoneBy emailPhonePlease send me notifications about: Blog Posts Newsletters Product News By subscribing, you agree to receive contact, offers, promotions and other company (or affiliates) messages. You ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - September 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Alice Strange Tags: Resource wound care pressure ulcers Pressure Injury Source Type: news

What is a compound fracture wound?
  There are over one million broken bone injuries in the U.S. on a yearly basis, as estimated by the Cleveland Clinic. Among the several types of these injuries is a compound fracture. In the event that you hear that fateful crack, here’s a quick guide to compound fractures: A compound fracture is a type of broken bone. What is a compound fracture? Also known as an open fracture, compound fractures occur when there is an open wound or skin tear in the affected area, making the broken bone visible. It’s often the fragment of the bone itself that breaks through the skin and causes the open wound....
Source: Advanced Tissue - August 24, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care wound healing wound care treatment Source Type: news

Staging and Treatment of Pressure Injuries: Competency Workshop
1.0 Contact Hour Available: This program will discuss the stages of pressure injuries and debridement methods. A review of product categories and indication for use are reviewed in preparation for the workshop. Using your corporate specific Treatment Guidelines, you will select the appropriate treatment for each of the wounds in the workshop section. By Carolyn Brown, BS, MEd, RN, ARM, CWS, FACCWS, and Advanced Tissue’s Clinical Consultant The post Staging and Treatment of Pressure Injuries: Competency Workshop appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - August 8, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Webinar pressure ulcers Source Type: news

July / August 2020 SkinDeep
Overwhelmed With Additional Responsibilities Due to COVID-19 An Advanced Tissue newsletter written by Carolyn Brown, BS, MEd, RN, ARM, CWSr, FACCWS Download Here The post July / August 2020 SkinDeep appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - August 3, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Newsletter wound care wound care supplies Source Type: news

July / August 2020 Long Term Care
Overwhelmed With Additional Responsibilities Due to COVID-19 An Advanced Tissue newsletter written by Carolyn Brown, BS, MEd, RN, ARM, CWSr, FACCWS Download Here The post July / August 2020 Long Term Care appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - August 3, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Newsletter wound care wound care supplies Source Type: news

Why does wound healing get slower as we age?
Despite how happy we would all be to avoid it, getting older is an experience we all have to handle. As we age, it's important to understand how the changes affect how we think about everything from the clothes we wear to the roles we serve to the ways our body can heal. With that said, how does age affect wound healing? It slows the process down enough that a minor cut causes more worry than it may have in the past. Here are the top reasons why aging slows the speed of wound healing: Our bodies can't heal wounds as quickly when we get older. Increasingly fragile skin As we get older, our skin begins to lose elas...
Source: Advanced Tissue - July 28, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound healing Source Type: news

QAPI Strategies: Pressure Injury Prevention
1.0 Contact Hour Available: This webinar recording reviews the five elements of QAPI, discusses pressure ulcer prevention and identifies many unique and practical prevention interventions. By Carolyn Brown, BS, MEd, RN, ARM, CWS, FACCWS, and Advanced Tissue’s Clinical Consultant The post QAPI Strategies: Pressure Injury Prevention appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - July 24, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Alice Strange Tags: Webinar pressure ulcers Source Type: news

Advanced wound care: Using 3-D imaging in wound assessment
  Imagine snapping a picture of your wound and sending it to your doctors to track and measure your healing progress. They can record the image and measurements, add them to your digital health record and reference them at a later date. It’s wound care documentation that feels futuristic but is becoming a standard reality in health care. Using electronic devices and images can save physicians about five to 10 minutes during the documentation process for each wound, according to Global BioTech Insights. Advancements in 3-D imaging add supplemental features to wound assessment and documentation that turn tradition...
Source: Advanced Tissue - July 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products wound debridement Source Type: news

Preventing Pressure Injury Litigation
1.0 Contact Hour Available: This webinar recording examines the increasing probability of litigation in LTC regarding pressure ulcer management and discusses opportunities for minimizing the risk of malpractice and improving documentation of quality care. By Carolyn Brown, BS, MEd, RN, ARM, CWS, FACCWS, and Advanced Tissue’s Clinical Consultant The post Preventing Pressure Injury Litigation appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - July 18, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Webinar pressure ulcers Source Type: news

Palliative Wound Care: When Healing is Not a Realistic Goal
1.0 Contact Hour Available: This webinar discusses the goals of palliative wound care which includes preventing deterioration of the skin, reducing discomfort and pain associated with the wound, containing exudate, managing wound odor and preventing infection in the wound site. By Carolyn Brown, BS, MEd, RN, ARM, CWS, FACCWS, and Advanced Tissue’s Clinical Consultant The post Palliative Wound Care: When Healing is Not a Realistic Goal appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 18, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Webinar wound care Source Type: news

How is electricity being used in wound care?
Some wounds just don't seem to heal. Now, pioneering medical research has come up with some promising new treatments that employ electricity to speed recovery, killing bacteria more effectively than traditional bandages or antibiotics. Here's a brief summary of these dramatic new developments in healthcare.  Medical research is providing revolutionary new wound care treatments that use electricity to speed healing. The problem: slow-healing or no-healing wounds Physicians and emergency room specialists have long been stymied by chronic wounds that resist most efforts to treat them using conventional antibio...
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 10, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Wound Infection Source Type: news

MDS 3.0 Section M, Skin Conditions: Accurate Assessment and Coding
1.0 Contact Hour Available: This webinar recording reviews the accurate assessment and coding for the MDS 3.0 Section M, Skin Conditions used in long-term care facilities. By Carolyn Brown, BS, MEd, RN, ARM, CWS, FACCWS, and Advanced Tissue’s Clinical Consultant The post MDS 3.0 Section M, Skin Conditions: Accurate Assessment and Coding appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 6, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Alice Strange Tags: Webinar wound care Source Type: news

How to heal a scab
Scabs are signs of healthy healing, forming as protective layers over damaged skin to prevent infection and blood loss. Once healthy tissue regenerates, your body will eventually push away scabs to make room for the new skin. While scabs aid wound healing, they're not exactly easy on the eyes. Plus, as Healthline noted, they can take anywhere from days to weeks to fully heal. Sometimes they can even lead to permanent scarring. The good news is that there are safe ways to get rid of scabs that can prevent scars from developing later. Here's your quick guide to proper scab treatment and infection prevention meth...
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 2, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound healing Source Type: news

How to prevent infection after surgery
  About two out of every 100 patients who undergo surgery develop an infection, as estimated by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. While it’s a relatively small percentage, surgical site infections are a serious stall in the healing process – and may even require another operation to fully treat. You can play a role in keeping your odds of developing an infection after surgery low. Follow these surgical site infection prevention tips to promote proper wound healing: Prepare with caution Many surgeries require bathing and hair removal before the procedure. However, shaving with a razor can ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - May 28, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Wound Infection surgical wounds Source Type: news

May / June 2020 Long Term Care
Face Mask Skin Irritation is a New Concern An Advanced Tissue newsletter written by Carolyn Brown, BS, MEd, RN, ARM, CWSr, FACCWS Download Here The post May / June 2020 Long Term Care appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - May 6, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Newsletter wound care Source Type: news

First aid tips for parents: What to do when children get skin wounds
  With their fearless curiosity, your kids are bound to encounter tumbles, scrapes and other accidents on a relatively frequent basis. The resultant skin wounds are usually easy to treat at home, but occasionally a severe injury requires a trip to the doctor’s office or emergency room. As a parent, you’re the all-knowing superhero in your kids’ eyes. Keep these wound care tips in your back pocket so you know how to react when your little ones look to you for help. It’s all fun and games until they fall and get hurt. Parents should know how to care for common skin wounds. For cuts an...
Source: Advanced Tissue - May 5, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care wound care products wound supplies wound care treatment healing wounds Source Type: news

What is skin maceration, and how can you treat it at home?
Skin maceration is a condition that's fairly common. If you've ever spent a long period of time swimming or soaking in a tub, you've probably noticed the skin's soft, whitish, wrinkled appearance that results. In simplest terms, it's oversaturated skin caused by prolonged exposure to water or moisture. In ordinary circumstances like bathing, it's rather harmless and not a problem. When macerated skin occurs around wounds, however, you need to take steps to avoid further complications. Skin maceration is oversaturated skin caused by exposure to moisture, which can lead to complications if left untre...
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 28, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Wound care products Source Type: news

Avoid Pressure Injuries from Face Masks
Thin hydrocolloid could help prevent pressure injuries on ears from face masks. Wearing a medical or surgical mask for many hours days , as doctors and nurses on the pandemic frontlines must, comes with risks of its own.  Medical masks are known to cause pressure injuries on the face and behind the ear;  a condition which can cause pain and may lead to infection. For now, healthcare workers can protect their skin by keeping it clean and moisturizing about a half hour before putting on the face masks. In the future, changes in mask designs will prevent the formation of pressure injuries. Preparing the Hydrocolloid...
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 24, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Alice Strange Tags: Healthy Living wound care wound prevention Pressure Injury Source Type: news

COVID-19 Nursing Home Self-Assessment
Please complete the form to download a COVID-19 Nursing Home Self-Assessment. Name*Email* Select a Choice*I am a ClinicianI work in an Assisted Living FacilityI work in a Long Term Care FacilityI am a patientI am a family member of resident with a woundOther / I just want the infoHow they prefer to be contactedBy phoneBy emailPhonePlease send me notifications about: Blog Posts Newsletters Product News By subscribing, you agree to receive contact, offers, promotions and other company (or affiliates) messages. You may...
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 23, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Alice Strange Tags: Resource Source Type: news

Avoid Skin Problems When Wearing a Mask
Wearing a mask for long periods of time can create skin problems   Recently, many healthcare professionals went to universal wearing of surgical masks in buildings.  Some staff are experiencing reactions to the masks such as headaches, nausea from carbon dioxide overload and skin. How to Avoid Skin Problems When Wearing a Mask Wash your face before applying mask Apply moisturizer Use make up only in eye area not covered by mask Reapply moisturizer when you safely can after removing mask Preventing Rashes from Wearing Face Masks Keep your skin clean, dry and free of sweat. Use moisturizer and barrier creams suc...
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 16, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Alice Strange Tags: Healthy Living Source Type: news

March / April 2020 Long Term Care
Wound Assessment & Product Selection An Advanced Tissue newsletter written by Carolyn Brown, BS, MEd, RN, ARM, CWSr, FACCWS Download Here The post March / April 2020 Long Term Care appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - April 3, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Newsletter wound care Source Type: news

Does coconut oil help scars heal?
  More than a cooking ingredient, coconut oil has moisturizing properties that can work wonders for your skin. Some people use coconut oil regularly to hydrate their dry skin, while others have found it works especially well for reducing, even if not typically eliminating, the appearance of scarring. Here’s your quick guide to using coconut oil for scar treatment: Coconut oil may help reduce the appearance of scarring. The potential healing properties Coconut oil provides a thick, hydrating layer on the skin as it heals. Such moisturizing may help with early scar treatment, especially when the damage...
Source: Advanced Tissue - March 11, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound healing Source Type: news

How is fluorescence being used to aid chronic wound care?
  One of the most challenging aspects of wound care is diagnosing and facilitating healing when the wound doesn’t respond as fully as expected. Now, there are promising new treatments utilizing fluorescence that could change that. Here’s a summary. The problem: wound complications caused by infection and other factors Medical professionals know the process of wound healing varies for each patient, depending on the size and nature of the wound. In certain cases, however, complications that stall or slow down the healing can develop. For example, bacteria from the environment or the patient’s skin can ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - March 4, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care diabetic wound care Wound healing Wound care products Wound Infection chronic wounds wound care treatment Source Type: news

Product Availability List
Please complete the form to download the free Product Availability List. Name*Email* Select a Choice*I am a ClinicianI work in a Wound ClinicI work in a Long Term Care FacilityI am a patientI am caring for a loved oneOther or I just want the informationHow they prefer to be contactedBy phoneBy emailPhonePlease send me notifications about: Blog Posts Newsletters Product News By subscribing, you agree to receive contact, offers, promotions and other company (or affiliates) messages. You may unsubscribe at any time. ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - February 21, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: pyxl Tags: Resource Source Type: news

January / February 2020 Long Term Care
Compliance with Regulation F-726 Competent Staff An Advanced Tissue newsletter written by Carolyn Brown, BS, MEd, RN, ARM, CW Download Here The post January / February 2020 Long Term Care appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - February 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Newsletter wound care Source Type: news

Quick tips for diabetic foot ulcer wound care
If you have diabetes, you know you're more prone to injury than the average patient. Foot ulcers are especially common for those with diabetes – and can unfortunately lead to hospitalization or infection. In fact, 14 to 24 percent of patients with diabetes who develop a foot ulcer will need an amputation, according to American Podiatric Medical Association. The reason foot ulcers tend to prey on diabetic patients is because the condition causes reduced circulation in the extremities, often leading to neuropathy. This lack of feeling makes it difficult for diabetic patients to recognize the pain before the sore be...
Source: Advanced Tissue - February 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: diabetic wound care Source Type: news

What is a skin avulsion?
  When accidents happen, we cross our fingers for simple cuts and scrapes that can effectively heal on their own with little effort on our end. However, when serious skin tears occur, intervention is key to proper healing. Here’s your quick guide to avulsion treatment and prevention: Skin avulsions often need stitches to facilitate proper healing. What are avulsions? These injuries occur when a portion of the skin and underlying tissue is partially or completely torn away. The damage often reaches deep enough to cause significant bleeding, and sometimes the force of the injury is enough to completely dislodge ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - January 9, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care infection wound infection wound infection treatment healing wounds Source Type: news

Product Availability List
Wound Care Product List Please complete the form to download the free Wound Care Product List. Name*Email* Select a Choice*I am a ClinicianI work in a Wound ClinicI work in a Long Term Care FacilityI am a patientI am caring for a loved oneOther or I just want the informationHow they prefer to be contactedBy phoneBy emailPhonePlease send me notifications about: Blog Posts Newsletters Product News By subscribing, you agree to receive contact, offers, promotions and other company (or affiliates) messages. You may unsubs...
Source: Advanced Tissue - January 5, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: pyxl Tags: Resource Source Type: news

What is combination therapy in wound healing?
From psychotherapy to physical therapy to immunotherapy, hundreds of treatment options are made feasible by modern medicine. Doctors sometimes find value in combining two or more treatment methods to better facilitate healing. Here's what to know about combination therapy and its application in wound care: "Combining methods can help combat the body's resistance to the treatment." Understanding combination therapy Combination therapy is when doctors treat diseases, injuries or other medical conditions with two or more drugs or therapies. The idea is that if one alone does not work, combining method...
Source: Advanced Tissue - December 18, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound care products Source Type: news

November / December 2019 Long Term Care
Biofilm in Regard to Healing a Wound An Advanced Tissue newsletter written by Carolyn Brown, BS, MEd, RN, ARM, CWSr, FACCWS. Download Here The post November / December 2019 Long Term Care appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - November 9, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

What is wound dehiscence?
When all goes well after an operation, the surgical wound heals, as the edges slowly but surely meet each other and are held together by sutures or staples. A possible complication in this process is dehiscence, also known as wound separation. It occurs when the edges of the wound fail to meet, causing the incision closure to give way. Mild dehiscence only affects a single staple or suture, while severe cases can cause the entire incision to pull away and re-open the wound. Here's what patients should know about wound dehiscence treatment and prevention: Wound dehiscence is a possible post-surgery complication. Wound...
Source: Advanced Tissue - September 23, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound Infection Source Type: news

Long Term Care Brochure
LTC Brochure Please complete the form to download the Long Term Care Brochure. Name*Email* Select a Choice*I am a ClinicianI work in an Assisted Living FacilityI work in a Long Term Care FacilityI am a patientI am a family member of resident with a woundOther / I just want the infoHow they prefer to be contactedBy phoneBy emailPhonePlease send me notifications about: Blog Posts Newsletters Product News By subscribing, you agree to receive contact, offers, promotions and other company (or affiliates) messages. You may...
Source: Advanced Tissue - September 3, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: Alice Strange Tags: Resource Source Type: news

July / August 2019 Long Term Care
Unavoidable Pressure Injury An Advanced Tissue newsletter written by Carolyn Brown, BS, MEd, RN, ARM, CWSr, FACCWS. Download Here The post July / August 2019 Long Term Care appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - September 3, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Quick guide to wound care dressings
There are over 6,000 types of wound care dressings available today, according to Wound Source. That's a lot for even medical professionals to keep up with. However, there are various categories of wound dressings designed for specific types of wounds. When you're injured, your doctor will choose the type of dressing that's best suited for the wound, as well as its location and severity. Here's a quick guide to the most common categories of wound dressings: There are several types of wound dressings that promote proper healing. Alginates These dressings are made from brown seaweed or kelp, and sometim...
Source: Advanced Tissue - August 27, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Source Type: news

Can essential oils help wounds heal?
  Bumps, scrapes and cuts happen every day – it’s a fact of life. For really deep, serious wounds you’ll want to head immediately to your doctor or emergency room first. If you need stitches, they’re best equipped to do that. But in the case of minor wounds, essential oils are a popular way to enhance healing. Essential oils are a popular way to enhance healing for minor wounds, cuts, scrapes and bruises. What are essential oils? These are simply highly concentrated oils extracted from different species of plants, often used as a home remedy because they can help support skin health. ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - August 26, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Wound care products Wound Infection wound care treatment Source Type: news

Do antibiotics improve wound healing?
From abrasions, lacerations, punctures and more, there are many types of wounds that can damage the skin and keep it from remaining the protective barrier that keeps your body safe from infection, even including radiation exposure and other harmful chemicals. When healing is the only thing on your mind, the road to recovery can seem like a long one. Are antibiotics your ticket to wellness? According to Drugs.com, antibiotics are defined as medicines that stop or prevent bacteria growth and keep it from leading to an infection. Antibiotics are available in various forms, from oral tabs and sprays to creams, ointments and po...
Source: Advanced Tissue - August 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Infection Source Type: news

June / July 2019 Physician & Clinic
Wound Documentation to Support Dressing Selection An Advanced Tissue newsletter written by Dr. Suzanne Mitchell, PhD, FNP-BC, CWS Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Kansas University School of Nursing Download Here The post June / July 2019 Physician & Clinic appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - August 3, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

How to care for summer scrapes & bruises
Summertime is not only fun, but a season of common scrapes, bruises and other injuries that come with being highly active outdoors. Here are a few tips on how to prepare. Start with a first-aid kit There are plenty of ready-made first-aid kits in stores, but if you want to make your own, HealthyChildren.org suggests including items like bandages, tape, antibiotic ointment, gauze and itch-relieving spray or cream. If a member of your family has special needs, you'll also want to add things like EpiPens, Benadryl, feminine hygiene products, Dramamine, asthma inhalers and whatever other prescription medicines you consider...
Source: Advanced Tissue - July 30, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Wound Infection Source Type: news

How to add rest to aid the sprain and fracture healing process
Summer is right around the corner, which means you'll likely spend more time outdoors taking in the fresh air and running around in the sun. With more physical activity comes an increased risk for injury, which can ultimately lead to sprains and fractures, as the American Podiatric Medical Association explained. If you're currently experiencing a sprain or fracture, it's important to remember that rest is critical. Without an opportunity to take a break, you can heighten damage to your bones and ligaments and completely slow down the healing process. Once you've seen a medical professional and received the ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - July 30, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound healing Source Type: news

Alternative treatment options for wound recovery
  Traditional wound healing consists of using gauze, lint, plasters and wadding to prevent bleeding, absorb fluids and protect the affected area from exposure to harmful elements. This treatment option has been trusted for centuries and continues to take precedence as an immediate and effective option in the event of an accident. But wound healing is complex, and it happens in phases: the inflammatory phase, proliferative phase and maturation phase, according to the School of Medical Sciences at Universiti Sains Malaysia. With the intricacies of the process, alternative routes to treatment may be considerable. Below, ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - July 29, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care wound care treatment healing wounds Source Type: news

Do wounds heal faster covered or uncovered?
Think back to your childhood at a point when you scraped your knee. You had two options: Clean it up and let it air out or place a bandage over it to stop the bleeding. Which recovery method was truly the most effective? Contrary to popular belief, giving a wound time to breathe without a dressing doesn't improve healing time. In fact, it may induce pain and even slow down the healing process. What happens when you leave a wound uncovered If we think far back to before the bandage was invented, men and women likely let their cuts and scrapes be if there wasn't a form of dressing available. They discovered that the ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - July 15, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Source Type: news

Managing an infection from home after you ’ ve seen the doctor
Experiencing a wound is painful in itself, but it can be more difficult to cope with the harsh feeling if it becomes infected. According to Fairview Health Services, the most common signs of a wound infection include a warm sensation around the affected area, yellow or green discharge or an unpleasant odor coming from the wound. Other non topical symptoms may include fever, chills, aches, pains, nausea and vomiting. If you're experiencing any of these, seek help from a medical professional. Once your doctor takes care of the wound and potentially prescribes an antibiotic to reduce the infection, it's important to k...
Source: Advanced Tissue - July 9, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Infection Source Type: news

Treating and managing diabetic neuropathic foot ulcers
  A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that diabetes rates are at a steady growth, with more than 100 million people in the country living with diabetes or prediabetes as of 2017. This condition has a major impact on overall health and wellness and can cause serious complications involving vision loss, heart disease, stroke, and even toe, foot or leg amputation due to ulcers. Defining diabetic foot ulcers According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, a diabetic foot ulcer is an open wound or sore that occurs in those who have diabetes. Diabetic patients are more likely to develo...
Source: Advanced Tissue - July 1, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care diabetic foot ulcers Source Type: news

New shape-shifting polymer hailed as medical breakthrough
Imagine a cardiovascular stent that is one shape when it's inserted surgically, and then another when it expands inside a blood vessel, reacting to a patient's body heat. This type of innovative treatment may be closer to reality than we thought, thanks to pioneering research at Syracuse and Bucknell universities. Surgical and wound healing breakthroughs may be on the horizon thanks to a new polymer material. The material is a new kind of shape memory polymer that could have a major impact on health care. Syracuse University STEM News describes SMPs as "soft, rubbery, smart materials that can chang...
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 28, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Source Type: news

Caring for summertime burn wounds
  Whether it’s from sunburn, a backyard grill, a campfire accident, a curling iron or any other cause, summertime burns can be painful, uncomfortable and challenging to heal, especially in more serious cases. Here are some tips to assist you in caring for summertime burn wounds. How serious is it? Many burns are minor, not requiring extensive care. However, according to the Mayo Clinic, in those rare situations when you need to go to an emergency room, the doctor will start by examining your skin to see if the burn covers more than 10% of your total body area, among other symptoms. If it does, you...
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 18, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products burn wounds burn wound care Source Type: news

May / June 2019 Long Term Care
Can you review if there is anything else I can do to prevent skin tears? An Advanced Tissue newsletter written by Carolyn Brown, BS, MEd, RN, ARM, CWSr, FACCWS. Download Here The post May / June 2019 Long Term Care appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 11, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

How to treat wounds caused by insects and animal bites
  Being outdoors during the warm weather season carries with it the risk of bites of all kinds – insects, animals, ticks and others. Here is some helpful advice for treating bites and itching. Check the symptoms. Most insect bites and stings are mild, causing minor symptoms like itching, redness, stinging or a small degree of swelling around the bite. In some rare cases, stings from hornets, bees, wasps, scorpions or fire ants may lead to more serious reactions, including mosquito-borne West Nile virus. The Mayo Clinic advises moving away from the area where you were stung or bitten to prevent further injur...
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 10, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products wound care treatment Source Type: news

Preventing and Treating Injuries Caused by Water Sports and Activities
Boating, swimming, fishing and other water sports are popular summertime pursuits but can sometimes have the potential for danger. Here are some tips for dealing with injuries from water activities. Swimming problems. According to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, most swimming injuries involve the shoulders, back, hips or knees, depending on the individual's stroke. Treatment recommendations from the AOSSM include cutting back on repetitive strokes contributing to overuse, core-strengthening and cross-training exercises, rest periods, alternative training techniques (instead of train...
Source: Advanced Tissue - June 6, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound Infection Source Type: news

Treating Wounds While Traveling
You can never predict when injuries will happen. Here are some tips on dealing with wounds when you're away from home. Exercise common sense, and take precautions. Cindy Bitter, M.D., an emergency room physician at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, suggests thinking carefully about risky activities. "People sometimes do silly things when they travel, like signing up for resort scuba diving for the first time, going cage-diving with sharks, tackling the Alps or feeding the stingrays," Bitter explained. Dr. Bitter, who is a world traveler, adds that she never goes hiking without bringing along wound care supplie...
Source: Advanced Tissue - May 28, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound care products Source Type: news