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Inform issue 26 – Summer 2019

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This issue of Inform is all about closing odd 2018 and welcoming in a brand new year. We hear from Jarad, a presenter with Radio Adelaide about why he is bucking the 'people with disabilities cannot work' myth.

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Featured Products informonline.org.au 29 TENA takes special care of skin TENA is a name better known for continence products but did you know they are also the skincare specialists. Continence and skincare are closely linked, skin breakdown can be caused by the repeated wetting and drying of the skin with the affected area being more susceptible to damage. Lanna Ramsay, head of Ozcare Aged Care used the TENA skincare range on her father “My father has always had very sensitive skin and is prone to easy bruising. As he is quite active and he often gives himself small skin tears, and sometimes big., I have had him using TENA Wash Cream and Skin Lotion for about three years. Over that time, there has been a significant improvement in his skin and a decreased number of small skin tears” Traditional soap and water can also be very harsh on delicate skin, and conditions like Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) can be painful however the TENA 3-in-1 range does not require soap or water to cleanse and ensures that the skin is cleaned, protected and moisturised. Daily checklist for healthy skin: ✓✓ Prevention is the best treatment, cleanse the body daily ✓✓ Cleanse the skin well when using the toilet or after every pad change ✓✓ Moisturise the skin after cleansing to avoid dehydration and form a protective barrier ✓✓ Protect the genital area (perineum specifically) with a barrier cream if area is exposed to regular faecal or urinary incontinence Tena Skincare Products TENA wet wipes 3 in 1 cloth that is premoistened to clean the perineum TENA wash cream 3-in 1 no-rinse cream that cleanses the body or perineum and acts as three products in one, a gentle cleanser, moisturiser and protective cream. It can be safely left on the skin and is ideally applied with the TENA soft cloth TENA skin lotion deep moisturizer that contains natural oils that make it gentle and suitable for delicate/sensitive skin and for use on the whole body TENA Barrier Cream forms a protective layer over the skin; keeps moisture in; prevents irritants penetrating the skin.

Health Fact Sheets

IA-ContinencePads-factsheet
IA-CondomDrainage-factsheet
Stools and bowel health
Continence Glossary Terms
Catheter Glossary Terms
Bedding Protection
a-z disability etiquette
How to choose a wound care product
Wound Dressings Overview
How to store wound care products
Drainage bags fact sheet
Condom Drainage Comparison Chart
Condom drainage sizing guide
Identifying Undernutrition
Home Enteral Nutrition Fact sheet

NDIS Resources

IA NDIS Complex Care
IA NDIS Support
IA NDIS Consumables
IA NDIS Pre-planning-booklet
Why choose Independence Australia

Product Catalogues

Cather Chart
Continence products for bladder health
Healthcare products order options
Wound Care Catalogue
Independence Australia DVA RAP Catalogue
Cost Savers July - September 2020
Nutritional Supplements & Home Enteral Feeding Equipment

Mobility Aids Australia

Mobility Aids Australia - Hire Brochure
Mobility Aids Products

Inform Editions

Inform issue 26 – Summer 2019
Inform issue 25 – Winter 2018
Inform issue 27 – Autumn 2019
Inform issue 28 – Spring 2019
Inform issue 24 – Autumn 2018
Inform issue 23 – Spring 2017
Inform issue 22 – Autumn 2017
inform issue 29 - Summer 2019
Inform issue 30 - Autumn 2020