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.
When it comes to storing ostomy supplies, each person will develop their own preferences. How you keep your supplies may be similar to how you keep your clothes or food pantry — some are organized, and some will be less structured. If you are just getting into needing ostomy products, here are some suggestions on how you might organize them according to your tastes.
Medical adhesive tape, also known as surgical tape, is used to secure dressings to the human body. Most of them are self-adhesive so once applied with a bit of pressure they will stay in place. Sarasota Medical Products specializes in hydrocolloid dressings using a variety of adhesive formulations.