A Revamp of Hollister Online

 

Many of the parents I speak with are always on the lookout for the latest information about wound care products available to address their families’ needs. Understandably, they want to find whatever supplies will offer as much physical comfort as possible to their loved one facing EB. I often direct people to the Hollister Wound Care website to get additional information about wound care.

 

Recently, Hollister revamped its website (hollisterwoundcare.com) so I encourage members of our community to stop by should they have questions about any of Hollister’s EB-friendly products, such as its various Restore dressings featuring TRIACT technology, Endoform Dermal Template Dressing, as well as Restore Wound Cleanser and Restore DimethiCreme Skin Protectant. One of Hollister’s newest products that also may be of interest to EB families is the TRIACT Foam Dressing with Silicone Border, which can be another alternative for those people currently using foams with a silicone border or who already know they can tolerate border products.

 

The Hollister site features a special section devoted to offering educational materials called the Wound & Skin Care Learning Center, which includes videos and educational booklets to better demonstrate Hollister’s various product lines. The website also includes Educational Resources for Healthcare Professionals. This section is designed to offer additional support to those in the medical field who wish to stay as current as possible about the latest wound care technology and gain a greater understanding of the materials their patients and their caregivers may be using on a day-to-day basis.

 

If you have any questions at all about where to locate information on the website or about any of Hollister Wound Care’s EB-friendly product lines, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with your questions. You can email me at leslie.rader@hollisterwoundcare.com. I’m happy to assist or direct you to the best person to help.

Wound Care Supplies

As new wound care supplies are developed, we’ve tried to use this blog as a means of educating families about different alternatives available. At Hollister Wound Care, we have a comprehensive line of wound care dressings that address different needs according to the severity of EB and other skin issues that may have resulted because of a diagnosis with epidermolysis bullosa. The list below is designed to offer a brief overview of the various kinds of dressings available through our wound care offerings at Hollister. More information is available at our website at www.hollisterwoundcare.com but if you have any other questions, you know you can always reach out to me directly at leslie.rader@hollisterwoundcare.com.

 

  • Restore Foam Dressings and LITE Foam Dressings
    Featuring TRIACT ADVANCED Technology, these super-absorbent dressings may be helpful for patients facing chronic wounds with light to heavy exudates (LITE foam dressings) and moderate to heavy exudates (standard foam dressings), as well as wounds with fragile surrounding skin. As exudate passes through a contact layer into the foam pad, the wound drains vertically and surrounding skin is protected from excessive softening. For more information about this wound care option, click here to learn about standard Foam Dressings and click here to learn about LITE Foam Dressings.

 

  • Restore Contact Layer FLEX Dressings
    With a flexible mesh and gentle tack to make it easier to apply to hard-to-wrap areas, these dressings incorporate TRIACT® Technology and are highly conformable. They are also non-adherent, ultra flexible and maintain a moist wound interface. For more information about this wound care option, click here.

 

  • Endoform Dermal Template
    Designed to deliver the strength of a dermal template with the simplicity of a collagen-based dressing, it is derived from an ovine (sheep) source and composed of 90% collagen and 10% intact, native extracellular matrix (ECM). The endoform dermal template demonstrates broad spectrum matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) reduction which may contribute to better wound healing. For more information about this wound care option, click here.

 

  • Restore Contact Layer Dressings and Contact Layer Dressings with Silver
    These dressings can be best used with low to moderate exuding wounds. Incorporating TRIACT technology and a non-adhesive, non-greasy surface, the dressings can be removed easily and virtually pain-free, which makes them suitable for wounds with fragile surrounding skin. An alternative featuring silver may be useful for reducing infection for wounds with low to moderate exudates as silver releases while the dressing absorbs the exudates. While early research indicates that continuous silver release may sustain antibacterial activity for up to seven days, patients should check with their doctor before using any product which contains silver sulfate. For more information about this wound care option, click here.

 

  • Restore Calcium Alginate Dressings and Restore Calcium Alginate Silver Dressings
    Offering a high absorbency and less residue than other calcium alginate dressings, these dressings may leave a cleaner surface area when removed than similar dressings available. Because of their advanced fiber makeup, they require less frequent changing, though patients should consult with their physician for guidelines. An optional version is available containing ionic silver complex which releases silver ions in the presence of wound fluid to fight odor and bacteria. For more information about this wound care option, click here.