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Advice for
Caregivers

Being a caregiver can be challenging at times. We are here for you with advanced technology and proven products designed to help the healing process. Better yet, we have some advice, tips and insights to help you take even better care of your loved ones today.

Wound Care
cuts, burns & infections
Choose the right first aid tape for the job
Wound Care
  • Nexcare™ Micropore™ tape is the No.1 First Aid Tape in Hospitals.
  • Nexcare™ Micropore™ paper tape is ideal for fragile skin or when tape is being re-applied frequently.
Health & Prevention
be prepared & informed
Have a first aid kit ready on hand

Every home should have a first aid kit. Don't forget to check it periodically, replace or restock items as needed and keep it out of the reach of children.

A basic first aid kit contains:

  • Alcohol or antiseptic wipes or ethyl alcohol - to clean cuts, scrapes and caregiver's hands in the absence of soap and water
  • Antiseptic ointment - to prevent infection in cuts, scrapes and minor burns
  • Adhesive bandages - assorted sizes
  • Sterile non-stick pads - to place over wounds
  • Self adhering wrap - to secure a splint or bandage or to apply compression
  • First aid tape - to secure a splint or bandage
  • Cold/ Hot Pack - to reduce pain and swelling, or sooth muscle aches and stiffness
  • Hydrocortisone cream (1%) - to relieve itching
  • Acetaminophen and ibuprofen - to relieve swelling/ pain and reduce fever
  • Thermometer - to check body temperature
  • Scissors - to cut tape and gauze
  • Tweezers - to remove splinters
  • Latex/ nitrile gloves - to protect against disease transmission
Strains & Bruises
treatments & options
Try R.I.C.E. therapy to treat common injuries
Strains and Bruises

According to the National Pain Foundation, older adults are more prone to sprains and strains, and may be more common among the chronically ill as well. The basic treatment for these common injuries to muscles and tendons is called R.I.C.E. Therapy:

  • Rest: stop the activity immediately.
  • Ice: apply a Nexcare™ Cold Pack to reduce the size of blood vessels, thereby decreasing the bleeding, reducing swelling, and easing pain.
  • Compression: apply a compression bandage to the injured area to help reduce swelling.
  • Elevation: elevate the injured limb above the level of the heart to help drain excess fluid.

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This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your health care provider with any questions regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read here.



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