Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cardinal Health Hospital Quality at Home! #BringTheCaringHome #IC #ad

Disclosure: Cardinal Health sent me these products to try, and donated to a charity of my choice.

I received a Hospital Quality at Home Advanced Wound Care pack in exchange for my post. It included samples of some gloves, would care products and some broken down boxes with information about the products and how to use them.

I have stayed in the hospital a total of six times. Once when I was five or six to have my tonsils out, three times for c-sections, once because I was pregnant and pulled a stomach muscle at 29 weeks and I thought that I was having contractions, and this last time was because I contracted Group A Strep, on my face. I looked awful. I was grateful that I followed my instincts and had my husband take me to the emergency room, or it could have been way worse. I was able to leave the hospital after four and a half days and I had to take antibiotics for ten days after I got home.

After my second c-section with my daughter Chloe, I could have used Cardinal Health's products. My c-section incision didn't close correctly and I was sent home with a few small holes in my stomach. Gross, I know. It would have been nice to have some sort of pads to sleep on like the Protective Underpad that I received in my kit. Instead, I ended up sleeping on water proof crib pads that I could wash and hang up to dry each night. My incision was leaking fluid day and night. I had to put long sanity napkins in the front of my underwear to absorb the fluid so that it wouldn't soak through my clothing. This went on for a few months before the holes started getting smaller. It took almost six months for my incision to completely heal. But I had to go to the store and walk around to get the supplies that I needed. I had no idea that I could go to the Cardinal Health website and hit "store locator" or just click and order from Amazon! This would have made my life, and recovery from having a baby, much easier to do.

After giving birth, undergoing surgery or recovering from an illness or injury, the scramble to obtain the best medical supplies for home care proves a difficult task. With a list of necessities from a physician or nurse in hand, one may find themselves bouncing from pharmacy to drugstore in search of the right products, amongst a sea of varieties and brands. The Cardinal HealthTM Advanced Wound Care products are ideal for local wounds such as blisters, minor cuts and scrapes, minor burns and minor surgical wounds.

Cardinal Health™ Hospital Quality at Home™ products make the transition from hospital to home recovery a smoother and more successful one. With products that aim to give you professional quality with the ease of at-home use, the focus remains on healing and recovery.

Cardinal Health medical products and services are used by most U.S. hospitals. They recently launched a line of at-home care products to provide comfort and independence while promoting healing. The Cardinal Health™ brand offers a full assortment of hospital-quality products to consumers, including Advanced Wound Care, First Aid, Personal Care, and Home Healthcare products.

Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, sometimes called a bedsore, are the second most common patient safety incident:  Nearly 36 for every 1,000 hospitalizations. Under the supervision of a health care professional, some use cases for transparent dressings include early stage bedsores (stage I and II pressure ulcers). Under the supervision of a health care professional, the Hydrocolloid and Silicone Bordered Foams may be used for diabetic, venous and arterial ulcers (common types of leg and foot ulcers) and early stage bedsores (stage I and II pressure ulcers).

Each year, 46.1 million inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures take place – so proper post-hospital care is critical to avoid re-admission. Nearly 40 million Americans provide unpaid care to an adult. Access to the same quality products used in hospitals may positively impact quality of life for loved ones and caregivers transitioning care to the home.

The Cardinal HealthTM Advanced Wound Care products cover a wide range of needs that aid healing, offer long-lasting protection, and help provide a moist environment, which helps promote wound healing. With nearly 100 years of experience, Cardinal Health provides medical products and services to many of America’s most prestigious medical institutions. For more product information and indications for use, visit www.cardinalhealth.com/products.

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