According to the United Ostomy Associations of America, in the United States, each year, there are between 725,000 and 1 million people who live with an ostomy. Yet, despite the many people who live with an ostomy and how much attention this way of life has gotten in recent years, there are still many misconceptions.
If you’ve ever had the unfortunate luck of being in the hospital after being hurt, then you might remember the medical staff wrapping your wounds after disinfecting the injured area. Wound care dressings promote healing and are one of the first steps towards recovery. Like so many objects that get used on a daily basis, there’s much more to this medical essential than you might know. There are a wide variety of adhesives that are used for dressing wounds, and we’re going to look at a few.
Did you know that there are approximately 3 million non-fatal injuries each year in America? In many instances, those injured require some form of medical tape for their wounds. Additionally, taping body parts is also done to prevent injuries. Yet, what are the actual uses of medical adhesive tape?
Swimming is a terrific activity for people who are recuperating from ostomy surgery as it exercises the entire body and you can move around at your own rate. Sarasota Medical Products offers six ways below to kick your fears to the curb and swim like you own the place.
Wounds are one thing that we all don’t like to think about, but it’s a part of life just as much as breathing. Wounds happen because they’re accidents, and right from the time we’re little, we learn that wounds are okay–especially if you take care of them properly. One thing we’re not taught as children though is how not all wounds are created alike. That’s means that there are a few different types out there and each one requires its own level of specialized care. We’ll tell you all about it!
A colostomy is an opening in the abdominal wall created by surgery. A colostomy is usually needed because a person’s colon is not working properly. The colon may not be working properly because of a health problem or a disease that required part of the colon to be removed. Sometimes a colostomy is used for a short period of time to help a person recover from a health condition. Other times, a colostomy is a permanent part of a person’s life.
Chances are, you have a roll of medical adhesive tape in your medicine cabinet, or you’ve seen some come into play at a sporting event. Sometimes referred to as surgical tape, this staple of the medical supply world has many different types and uses. If you’ve ever been curious about either, then it’s time for a crash course and put the ‘eas’ in adhesive.
Ostomy accessories can improve your experience with ostomy care. While these accessories are an optional part of your experience with an ostomy bag, they can offer convenience and comfort. There are different accessories designed to assist with different aspects of having an ostomy bag, including eliminating odor, sealing the skin, and adding security to the bag. Continue on for a guide to ostomy accessories.