Wound Care

  1. Wound Care 101 Series, Part 3: Chronic Wounds

    Diabetic Foot Ulcer is a Chronic Wound

    In Part Three of the three part series about properly caring for wounds, learn how to identify and care for chronic wounds such as pressure sores, ulcers and more. 

    Read more »
  2. Wound Care 101 Series: Burn Care

    Wound Care 101 Series: Burn Care

    In Part Two of the three part series about properly caring for wounds, learn how to identify and care for first, second, and third-degree burns. 

    Read more »
  3. 10 Ways to Tell Whether Your Wound is Infected or Healing

    3M Steri-strips

    In Part One of the three part series about properly caring for wounds, learn how to identify the 10 most common signs of infection in an open wound including lacerations, cuts and surgical incisions. 

    Read more »
  4. The Severity Of Dermal Ulcers

    A dermal ulcer is a sore that develops on the skin followed by destruction of the tissue surrounding it. Tissue destruction leads to complete loss of skin; the size and depth of the ulcer depends on the severity of what exactly is causing it. Dermal ulcers are more common on the skin of the arms and legs.

    Read more »
  5. Caring for the body's largest organ – The Skin

    There are natural vitamins and chemicals in the body that help restore and rejuvenate one’s skin. You should be looking to find products that have natural premium ingredients inside that best replicate the same chemicals your body produces. Taking care of your own and another’s skin is so important because it is the body’s natural barrier to acquired conditions such as pressure ulcers, cuts, skin tears, and infections.

    Read more »
  6. Dangers of Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Sores, or Decubitus Ulcers

    Dangers of Pressure Ulcers, Pressure Sores, or Decubitus Ulcers

    What are pressure ulcers?

    Read more »
  7. Vitamin C – See the benefits!

    Vitamin C may be the most familiar of all nutrients for its strong benefits. Since we can’t self produce Vitamin C, we need to absorb it through food or supplements. It is always best to receive your vitamins through natural foods however, it’s not always obtainable. This is where vitamin supplements are beneficial. Receiving Vitamin C from natural foods such as green vegetables and fruits are the best ways to absorb Vitamin C. Did you know that Papaya, bell peppers, and broccoli have the largest amounts of Vitamin C? Eating healthy has nothing but positive benefits for your body such as a stronger immune system, heightened alertness, and clear thinking 1. Vitamin C is also commonly known for its benefits for your skin, brain, and immune system which I will go into further discussion below.

    Read more »
  8. Understanding Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    Understanding Diabetic Foot Ulcers

    If you suffer from diabetes understanding the causes and symptoms of a diabetic foot ulcer can prevent long term wound care treatment, hospitalization, or non-traumatic lower extremity amputation.  According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, an estimated 15% of diabetics experience a diabetic foot ulcer, which is an open sore likely found on the bottom of your foot.1

    Read more »
  9. 3 Tips To Prepare For Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    3 Tips To Prepare For Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    You suffer from osteoarthritis and your knee pain is unbearable. After years of limited mobility and the inability to maintain an active lifestyle, you agree to have an orthopedic surgeon examine your knee. The surgeon determines you are a good candidate for a Total Knee Replacement (TKR). Most patients undergoing TKR are 50 to 80 years of age. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons a reduction of knee pain is experienced by more than 90% of TKR patients. Additionally, basic activities of daily living significantly improved.1 Preparation for your joint replacement will help ease the stress of major surgery. AllegroMedical.com provides 3 Tips to help you prepare for your Total Knee Replacement Surgery.

    Read more »
  10. Building a Quality First Aid Kit

    No home is complete without a first-aid kit.  Accidents can happen anytime, and it is important to be prepared for them.  A few minutes can make all of the difference, which is why having a fully-stocked, readily available first-aid kit ready is essential.  Putting one together is easy, as long as you know what you need and how to use it.

    Read more »
Page
Close