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Reducing Risk for Colorectal Cancer with Routine Colonoscopy Screenings

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death, with 1 in 25 people in the United States developing colorectal cancer at some point in their lifetime.  One of the most effective ways to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer is to get routine screenings. The American Cancer Society recommends…

Answering Common Questions about Chlorhexidine Gluconate

If you’ve seen Surgilube® Sterile Surgical Lubricant, chances are you’ve noticed “CONTAINS: Chlorhexidine Gluconate” on the packaging. You may be wondering what chlorhexidine gluconate is, and why we use it in our formula. Let’s take a look at chlorhexidine gluconate and answer some common questions. What is Chlorhexidine Gluconate? Chlorhexidine gluconate, or CHG, was discovered…

Surgilube® Turns 90!

Surgilube®, the #1 surgical lubricant, turns 90 years old this year. The Day Chemical Company first trademarked Surgilube® as a Surgical Lubricating Jelly back in 1932. Since then, the brand has become the most sought after and renowned surgical lubricant in the medical community. Surgilube is a premium lubricant used to ease discomfort when inserting…

A Guide to Women’s Reproductive Health Management in an Effort to Reduce Cervical Cancer

In the realm of cancer and cancer treatment, the good news is that the rates of cervical cancer are down in the United States, however, the rates in developing nations are still staggeringly high. While this is not good news for those in developing nations, yet, the good news is that the tactics and efforts…

Using Surgilube® During Oxygen Therapy to Alleviate Dry Nose

If you are a patient who’s undergoing oxygen therapy, you’re probably wondering what to use for a dry nose. Fortunately, Surgilube® is here to help. What is Oxygen Therapy? Oxygen therapy, also called supplemental oxygen, is a treatment that provides extra oxygen to the airflow while breathing normally. You may need oxygen therapy if you…

Making Digital Disimpaction as Comfortable as Possible: Caring For Your Patients

Digital disimpaction, also referred to as digital fecal evacuation, manual fecal removal, manual evacuation, or rectal clear is probably one of the most uncomfortable procedures for patients and one of the least favored tasks of medical providers. Removing impacted feces is embarrassing for both parties and one of the few procedures that is difficult to…

Making Tracheostomy Care As Comfortable As Possible: Caring For Your Patients

In the United States, there are more than 100,000 tracheostomy procedures performed each year. While less than 20% of these are permanent and will be discharged home with the patient, all tracheostomies will initially be cared for by the medical professional, namely nursing staff. A tracheostomy is a tube placed through the cricothyroid membrane, directly…

Caring for an Indwelling Foley Catheter – A Caretaker’s Guide to Supporting Patient Health and Safety

As a nurse, nursing assistant, or another healthcare professional or personal caretaker, there is a good chance that you will take care of patients who have an indwelling urinary catheter (IUC). The goal when caring for an IUC is keeping the patient safe and healthy. While IUCs are convenient for healthcare staff and help accurately…

A Review of Evidence-Based Research on CAUTI Prevention

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) are the most widely reported healthcare-associated infection (HAI). It is estimated that nearly 40% of HAI are CAUTI, leading central-line associated bloodstream infections, surgical site infections, and ventilator-associated pneumonia by wide margins. 75% of UTIs that are acquired in an acute care setting are attributed to indwelling urinary catheters (IUC)….

Caring For the Incontinent Patient

As a healthcare professional in any setting, at some point, you will provide care for a patient that is incontinent. Whether you are a nurse, physical therapist, or nurse assistant, you’ll have to modify your care plan to accommodate for their incontinence. As the primary care provider, your care will revolve around the incontinence and…