MUNDELEIN, Ill. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- More than two and a half million patients a year suffer from pressure ulcers and other wound and skin care complications. Pressure ulcers alone cost the U.S. healthcare system between $9.1 billion and $11.6 billion a year with 60,000 patient deaths directly related to pressure ulcers. To help clinicians provide comprehensive skin care, from helping to prevent skin breakdown to wound closure, Medline Industries, Inc., a leading global medical supply company, is showcasing its broad array of advanced wound care products at the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) 46th Annual Conference June 21-25 in Nashville, Tenn. Medline will be exhibiting at booth #241 and more information can be found here: http://www.medline.com/products/wound-and-skin-care/wocn.
“Pressure ulcers and other skin and wound care issues are a constant, serious challenge for healthcare providers who are looking for product solutions that span the continuum of skin care from prevention to treatment to improve patient care,” said Martie Moore, Medline’s chief nursing officer. “Medline’s advanced wound care products are strategically designed to address the three key areas of skincare: prevention, nourishment and treatment, including a complete portfolio of best-in-class, evidence-based products to help our customers achieve better patient outcomes.”
To help clinicians provide comprehensive wound care to their patients, Medline is featuring a number of cutting edge technologically advanced products at WOCN, including:
In addition, industry expert C. Tod Brindle, BSN, RN, ET, CWOCN, CLIN IV, will be presenting exclusively at Medline’s booth on how to manage moisture-associated skin damage using state-of-the-art skin barrier technologies. Presentation times include:
As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care agencies and providers, and retailers. Named one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare,” by Becker’s Healthcare, Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,200 dedicated sales representatives to support its broad product line and cost management services. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com or www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on a variety of social media channels.