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Boo-boos be gone with Smith & Nephew’s No-Sting Skin-Prep spray

BY Allison Cerra

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Smith & Nephew has created a liquid film-forming dressing that dries in less than 30 seconds.

The company’s alcohol-free No-Sting Skin-Prep spray has a four-day wear time and leaves a clear, waterproof, breathable and conformable barrier that allows for visual assessment of the periwound area.

 

"Our new No-Sting Skin-Prep spray enhances patient comfort because it is conformable, protects the skin from incontinence and friction, and won’t irritate damaged skin," said Tom Dugan, president of the North American wound management divsion at Smith & Nephew. "For the caregiver, the fast-drying spray offers quick and easy application, and long-lasting products save time and money. No-Sting Skin-Prep spray can help protect vulnerable skin, reducing the risk of costly infections. The addition of No-Sting Skin-Prep spray to our liquid film-forming dressing line and our broad portfolio of trusted wound care brands reflects our commitment to providing solutions that promote positive patient outcomes and cost-effective patient care."

 

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Rite Aid highlights patients’ favorite pharmacists with annual contest

BY Allison Cerra

CAMP HILL, Pa. Rite Aid is asking patients to vote for their favorite pharmacist during the month of October, which is American Pharmacists Month.

Through Oct. 31, Rite Aid patients are encouraged to vote for their favorite pharmacist on RiteAid.com or in any Rite Aid store, an annual contest now in its seventh year. One patient and one pharmacist will each receive $2,500 in Rite Aid gift cards through a random drawing.

“American Pharmacists Month is the perfect time to honor Rite Aid pharmacists for all they do to keep their patients and communities healthy,” said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid EVP pharmacy. “Our pharmacists provide outstanding patient care every day, whether they’re counseling patients on medications, administering immunizations or helping them manage a new or difficult disease. Our Favorite Pharmacist program is a great way for our company and patients to thank them for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.”

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KeyVive seeks to improve medication adherence with SMS system

BY Allison Cerra

PARK CITY, Utah A healthcare technology company that uses social media and self-management tools to help people with chronic illnesses is launching a mobile health technology designed to improve adherence.

KeyVive said that its Simplatype mHealth technology, a new SMS system, utilizes proprietary technology with existing cell phone carriers to provide an effective way for practitioners and patients to communicate, store conversations and integrate with electronic records, the company said.

“Our company’s mission is to provide the best healthcare opportunities to professionals in the industry, allowing people to succeed in managing their disease, saving time and money,” said David Greenholtz, president and co-founder of KeyVive. “Pilot groups are currently being implemented, and we are very excited to see how individuals will use their phones to improve their outcomes.”

For more information, visit KeyVive.com.

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