Comfort Shield® Incontinence Care Washcloths
|Comfort Shield's revolutionary premoistened washcloths help control process variation by applying an effective barrier—every time! They deliver all-in-one cleansing, moisturizing, deodorizing, treatment and barrier protection.
- Treats and protects with 3% dimethicone.
- Helps treat and prevent perineal dermatitis. Seals out wetness and protects against minor skin irritation.
- Breathable, transparent barrier makes skin assessment easy without removal. Helps eliminate mess and waste of standard
zinc oxide and petroleum-based barriers, and makes future cleanups easier.
- Dermatologist-tested formula: proven hypoallergenic, gentle and non-irritating.
- Less traumatic to at-risk skin than rough laundered washcloths.
- Warms in a microwave for soothing comfort.
- Replaces laundered washcloths, wipes, soaps, deodorants, lotions, basins, sprays, foam cleansers and barrier creams.
|See why Comfort Shield Barrier Cloths are proven treatment for Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis, plus get your FREE Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis Intervention Tool (IAD-IT)!
|Pressured by Pressure Ulcers
The average hospital spends $400,000 to
$700,000 (US) in direct costs to treat pressure
ulcers.1 In one study, patients with fecal
incontinence were 22 times more likely to
have pressure ulcers than those without the
condition.2 Since almost half of all pressure
ulcers form on the sacrum or ischium,3
consistent incontinence care is a must for
any pressure ulcer prevention program.
Barrier to Compliance
Traditional incontinence care methods
require so many steps, barrier application
is often overlooked. In a recent poll of
wound, ostomy and continence nurses,
84% said their staff does not fully
comply with incontinence skin care
protocols.4 The result is process variation.
Protection in Every Cloth
One comprehensive pressure ulcer
prevention program—featuring Comfort
Shield® as the exclusive skin protectant—
improved protocol compliance and
reduced sacral/buttock pressure ulcers by
over 89%!5 “In this study, delivering the
skin protectant with a disposable washcloth
simplified the process considerably and led
to its adoption as the new standard of care
for use in incontinence cleanup.”
1. Robinson C, et al., Ost Wound Mgmt. 2003;49(5):44-51.
2. Maklebust A, Magnan MA, Adv Wound Care. 194;7(6):25,27-
8,31-4 passim. 3. Amlung SR, Miller WL, Bosley LM, Adv Skin
Wound Care. 2001;14(6):297-301. 4. Nursing opinion poll reveals
pressure ulcer prevention not seen as top priority. Inf Cont Today
Online. July 30, 2004 www.infectioncontroltoday.com/hot
news/47h308371.html. 5. Clever K, et al., Ost Wound Mgmt.