Soft Silicone Dressings, Gels & Adhesives–10 Incredible Healing Advantages

Introduction Study after study, as well as field operations use (i.e., at emergency care facilities, nursing homes, etc.), have revealed the many wonderful advantages of soft silicone when used in wound care dressings, gels and adhesives.  Here are just a few of those now-proven advantages:   This material belongs to a special class of solids which are naturally soft and …

10 Complications of Improperly Secured IV Lines

 Introduction Intravenous lines or catheters are some of the most useful and relatively inexpensive tools in healthcare settings.  Thanks to their use, medicines are delivered directly into the bloodstream quickly, efficiently and, in most cases, safely. In fact, it’s fair to say that IV lines/catheters, when properly administered, save time, money, and most important of all, lives.  Then again, if misused …

Types and Uses of First Aid Bandages

For decades bandages have helped to heal the wounds, cuts and scrapes of millions of families and individuals, worldwide. Band aids started out as a protective strip of cloth, Earle Dickson invented to protect his wife Josephine from the cuts and bruises she received while performing her daily at- home tasks. However, it was not until 1920 that the first aid …