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Why Paraben-Free Matters in Your Practice

In the last few years, parabens have been a hot topic for many products, mostly makeup and personal care products. Parabens including methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and isobutylparaben, have been the favored preservative in moist multi-use products for their antimicrobial properties. These parabens inhibit the growth of fungus, bacteria, and other microbes that favor warm, … Read more

What Lubricants Do to Your Medical Instruments

The use of medical lubricants when providing invasive patient care is for more than patient comfort. While patient comfort is a great benefit of surgical lubricants, the main purpose is to prevent friction that can cause tissue damage. Not only can tissue damage be uncomfortable, but this unnecessary trauma can also create sores, inflammation, and … Read more

Making Enemas As Comfortable As Possible: Caring For Your Patients

An Enema is a procedure that in which a substance is injected into the rectum. Typically it is performed with the intent to expel feces in the event of constipation or impaction, but can also be used to administer medications or imaging dye. Enemas are an invasive procedure that tends to be quite uncomfortable for … Read more

Understanding the Importance of Bacteriostatic Qualities in Healthcare Products

In the healthcare industry, infection is a great concern. Not only is infection or disease one of the primary reasons for patients to seek care, but the healthcare industry is at risk of exposing patients to a variety of microbes. Even using sterile technique cannot eliminate all bacterial presence, though it can significantly reduce it. … Read more

The Importance of Sterility in the Healthcare Setting

There are more microbes on and in your body that cells that make up your body! While this is not generally a problem, and most of them are actually useful and necessary, some of them are not. The human body has many defense mechanisms that help prevent the not-so-good ones from causing problems. However, in … Read more

The Importance of Latex-Free Products in the Healthcare Industry

Like all allergies, latex allergies develop over time with exposure. This is a safety concern when it comes to protecting the patient, and critical to protecting healthcare staff. Once a latex allergy has been established, it can quickly escalate into a potentially deadly situation, with anaphylaxis being common. Healthcare workers who develop a latex allergy … Read more

Useful Applications for Surgilube® Surgical Lubricant

Regardless of the role, setting, and department you work in, if you work in the medical field in any patient care capacity, you already know that there are a few things that no medical professional can function without — a working pen, a trusty stethoscope, and quality lubricating jelly, just to name a few. The … Read more

Why Each of Our Product Features Matters

At HR Pharmaceuticals, we are trusted by surgical and medical practitioners from around the world as the go-to lubricant for surgical and gynecological procedures. We believe this is because our quality products — Surgilube® Surgical Lubricant, HR® Lubricating Jelly, and EcoVue® Ultrasound Gel — are made with features that offer the best patient experience while … Read more

The Art of Foley Catheter Insertion: Advice From a Seasoned Nurse

Whether you are pursuing your license as a paramedic, a nurse, physician’s assistant, or medical doctor, at some point you’ll find yourself staring at the skills checklist for foley catheter insertion. If you are like most people, they thought of inserting a large bore tube into a stranger’s bladder is anything other than appealing. Mostly … Read more

Creating An Organized Clinic

Organization tends to be a relatively divisive topic. There’s a belief by many that you either have it or you don’t. Those who swear by organization tend to think it’s a necessary way to function, and conversely, those who feel less compelled by organization oftentimes state that the chaos is what helps them do their … Read more