If you have a new ostomy after colostomy or ileostomy surgery, you may feel a bit overwhelmed about what supplies you will need. Your medical provider may provide some information about needed supplies, but there are a lot of products out there and they may not all be right for you. Sarasota Medical Products wants you to be as comfortable as possible with the supplies you use, so here are some tips on purchasing ostomy supplies.
Scars are not something everyone wants to display. In fact, you may want to hide your scars all the time, especially if they are large. Did you know that if you care for your wound properly, you can reduce the size and appearance of your scar? Here is some more information about wound care to minimize scar tissue.
Have you been injured recently? Perhaps you were out playing a game of football with your friends, or you may have slipped at home and cut yourself. You might have been in an accident at work or even in a car accident. No matter how you were injured, it is important that you continue to check your wounds for infection. Here are some tips for checking your wounds.
Hydrocolloid patches have been used for decades for wound healing. They provide a moist environment that allows wounds to heal properly from the inside out for faster healing and less scarring. They provide a means to absorb excess fluids from the wound while preventing the entry of dirt or bacteria from outside the wound area.
Sarasota Medical Products (SMP) is located in Sarasota FL and produces a wide range of novel medical device adhesives. We create unique formulations of hydrocolloid products and market through private label medical companies. The company was formed in 2010 and by 2018 was listed in the top 50 companies to watch in Florida. Additional recognition came in 2019 as a finalist for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award for small businesses.
Maintaining good hydration is important for everyone. Proper water balance in your body allows it to operate properly with good joint lubrication, proper blood chemistry, to prevent constipation, and allows the body to transport nutrition from your intestinal system to where it is needed. When you have an ostomy some of this function is compromised, so proper hydration is more important than ever.
Wound care and dressing technology have evolved beyond the days of Mercurochrome and a Band-Aid. The days of one dressing treat all wounds are over, but you may not be aware of the evolving technology. Let’s take a look at the different types of wound care dressings available today.