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More than 2.5 million patients a year suffer from pressure ulcers and other wound and skin care complications. Pressure ulcers alone cost the U.S. healthcare system between $9.1 billion and $11.6 billion a year with 60,000 patient deaths directly related to pressure ulcers. To help clinicians provide comprehensive skin care, from helping to prevent skin breakdown to wound closure, Medline Industries, Inc., a leading global medical supply company, is showcasing its broad array of advanced wound care products at the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) 46th Annual Conference June 21-25 in Nashville, Tenn. Medline will be exhibiting at booth #241.
“Pressure ulcers and other skin and wound care issues are a constant, serious challenge for healthcare providers who are looking for product solutions that span the continuum of skin care from prevention to treatment to improve patient care,” says Martie Moore, Medline’s chief nursing officer. “Medline’s advanced wound care products are strategically designed to address the three key areas of skincare: prevention, nourishment and treatment, including a complete portfolio of best-in-class, evidence-based products to help our customers achieve better patient outcomes.”
To help clinicians provide comprehensive wound care to their patients, Medline is featuring a number of cutting edge technologically advanced products at WOCN, including:
• Medline Remedy® Phytoplex® Skin Care – Medline’s Remedy Phytoplex Skin Care line combines advanced skin care science with beneficial botanicals to create solutions specifically formulated to nourish and moisturize sensitive skin.
• Comfort Glide™ Repositioning Products – The Comfort Glide Sheet has a low friction glide surface to make repositioning easier. Strong and durable, it is safety rated to support Q2 turning protocols for patients up to 500lbs.
• Ultrasorbs® Drypads – Ultrasorbs is an advanced technology drypad that is clinically shown to help maintain skin integrity as part of an overall pressure ulcer prevention program. Ultrasorbs features a Thermo-bonded SuperCore™ that pulls moisture away quickly and locks it away from the skin.
• HEELMEDIX® Heel Protector – HEELMEDIX’s pillow-like design completely off-loads the heel and helps redistribute pressure. The open heel design allows for airflow and easy monitoring and the inner lining helps reduce friction and shear on heels. The inner material of the boot is absorbent, keeping the skin dry.
• Opticell® AG+ Dressings – Opticell wound dressings feature unique Chytoform™ technology, derived from Chitosan. In the presence of moisture, the absorbent fibers of the dressing transform into a clear and conformable gel, offering intimate wound contact and virtually no dead space for an optimal healing environment.
• Optifoam® Gentle Dressings – Optifoam is an all-in-one dressing for fluid handling to create the ideal healing environment. It is highly absorbent with a moisture vapor transmission rate (MVTR) that adjusts to the fluid level in the wound. Optifoam’s waterproof outer layer protects the wound and keeps bacteria out (this applies to all Optifoam products except for Optifoam Basic).
• Marathon® Skin Protectant – Marathon Liquid Skin Protectant is a non-cytotoxic cyanoacrylate-based monomer that forms a remarkably strong protective layer over skin. It resists external moisture, yet it allows the skin to breathe.
• Revitalon® biologic wound covering – Revitalon is made of human amniotic tissue and available in an innovative multi-dot application that is less expensive than a large sheet. Revitalon is a membrane allograft that is an outstanding weapon in the battle against chronic wounds. Because it is minimally processed, its structure and composition is resistant to the body’s rejection responses.
In addition, industry expert C. Tod Brindle, BSN, RN, ET, CWOCN, CLIN IV, will be presenting exclusively at Medline’s booth on how to manage moisture-associated skin damage using state-of-the-art skin barrier technologies. Presentation times include:
• Monday, June 23 at 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, June 24 at 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Source: Medline Industries, Inc.