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Skin types: how do I know my skin type?

Skin types: how do I know my skin type?

In order to maintain proper skincare it is essential to understand the different skin types and to know your personal skin type. Different types of skin require different anti aging skincare routines. In this article we will familiarize you with the various skin...

Car accident recovery

Car accident recovery

Every year 50 million people are injured in car accidents. These injuries vary from minor to very severe. As every injury and every person involved in these accidents are different, there is no sure way of telling how much time the recovery will take after the...

Skin integrity: definition, how to maintain and how to restore

Skin integrity: definition, how to maintain and how to restore

What is skin integrity? Our skin plays an important role in our bodily construction. It provides protection for our muscles and internal organs from external environmental effects. In addition to protection, it takes part in thermoregulation, sensation, and water...

Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD)

Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD)

Moisture associated skin damage is a general term used to describe skin damage caused by prolonged exposure to moisture. Moisture can come from a variety of sources including perspiration, saliva, mucous, and wound drainage. However, the main culprit is faecal and/or...

Norton Scale and Expanded Norton Scale: Preventing Decubitus

Norton Scale and Expanded Norton Scale: Preventing Decubitus

The Norton Scale and expanded Norton Scale are both used to predict the likelihood of developing a bedsore/decubitus, thus the scales can help to prevent it. Decubitus is an immobilization syndrome. The statistics don’t look great regarding immobilized patients: both...

Braden Scale for Predicting Decubitus Risk

Braden Scale for Predicting Decubitus Risk

Braden scale can be a huge help in preventing decubitus. It determines the individual risk of developing such a disease. Decubitus (or bedsore or pressure ulcers) is an unpleasant disease that can both develop even in a short time in elderly or younger inpatients. The...

Skin Aging: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Skin Aging: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Skin aging is a normal process that has both internal and external factors. Know the causes, prevent premature skin aging, and use skin care products as treatments. How does your skin change with aging? Your skin is a living organ: cells, tissues, fat, blood vessels,...

How to recognize and treat an infected cut?

How to recognize and treat an infected cut?

Wound treatment is very important to help a patient recover quickly. Time is a key factor in that case: you have to recognize if your cut is becoming infected and you must know what to do in that situation. But first: you have to prevent your cut from becoming...

What is wound irrigation? How to irrigate a wound?

What is wound irrigation? How to irrigate a wound?

Wound irrigation is a key factor in wound healing and it has to be performed properly. Check our small guide about wound irrigation steps and how to’s. Proper wound irrigation can be only performed by doctors and nurses. It looks like an easy intervention, but it’s...

How to prevent pressure ulcer on heels?

How to prevent pressure ulcer on heels?

Heel pressure ulcers are really common amongst bedridden patients. In this article, we gathered the best heel pressure ulcer prevention methods. Pressure Sores Pressure sores occur when the blood supply to an area of the body is cut off because of excessive and...

Secondary intention: Types of wound healing

Secondary intention: Types of wound healing

There are three types of healing intentions: primary, secondary, and tertiary healing. In our article, we will focus on secondary intention. Wound care is one of the most common concerns faced by nurses and care givers today. Wound healing is a process and the length...

Gel vs Cream vs Moisturizer vs Ointment: What is the difference?

Gel vs Cream vs Moisturizer vs Ointment: What is the difference?

People are confused about the differences between gel vs cream, moisturizer, and ointment. They’re not that hard to distinguish: each has typical ingredients, absorption process, and feel. Based on your skin conditions you need different beauty products for eye...

Wound classification system and the know-how

Wound classification system and the know-how

Wounds come in all shapes and sizes. If there is a wound on you it’s important to know what exactly it is and what you need to do with it. Wounds can be classified based on a few different aspects. One aspect is surgery. If surgery caused the wound, we are talking...

What are hypoallergenic products and why do we need them?

What are hypoallergenic products and why do we need them?

Nowadays more and more news can be heard among acquaintances that they have food allergy or they develop pollen allergy in adulthood. At first, we might also think that it’s easier to prove allergies these days. This is true to some degree, but the numbers are still...

Exercises for bedridden patients

Exercises for bedridden patients

It is very important to maintain the mental and physical health of a bedridden patient as well as possible. There are serious risks associated with staying in bed for a long period of time. For example, contractures can appear, muscles might become deformed. Bedsores...

Elderly care: Caring for an elderly family member

Elderly care: Caring for an elderly family member

Caring for an elderly family member is a task that many of us will face sooner or later. In this article, we have gathered practical tips to help caregiver’s work. Firstly, the most important thing is to measure how much help is needed for the patient. This can be...