Using a basin to clean your incontinent patients may increase the risk of infection. Studies have shown basins are often contaminated with bacteria, including multi-drug resistant organisms and gram-negative bacilli.1,2 Hospital water systems have also been identified in more than 29 studies as the source of serious waterborne hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).3
In addition to the threats posed by water and basins, incontinent patients are also at an increased risk for developing incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD).4 That puts them at risk for also developing a skin injury.5 Sage Barrier Cream Cloths with dimethicone can help you provide consistent patient care by applying an effective barrier every time. Each cloth delivers all-in-one skin cleansing, moisturizing, deodorizing, and barrier protection.
Dimethicone formula cleans and protects the skin
Breathable, transparent dimethicone barrier makes skin assessment easy
Allows the use of other products, such as antifungals, without removing Dimethicone barrier6,7
Hypoallergenic, gentle, and non-irritating
References: 1. Marchaim D, et al., Hospital bath basins are frequently contaminated with multi-drug resistant human pathogens. Poster presented at SHEA 21st Annual Scientific Meeting, April 2011. 2. Johnson D, Lineweaver L, Maze L, Patients’ bath basins as potential sources of infection: a multicenter sampling study, AJCC, Vol 18, No. 1, Jan 2009. 3. Anaissie EJ, Penzak SR, Dignani C, Arch Intern Med. 8 Jul 2002; 162 (13):1483-92. 4. Gray M, et al., J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2007 Jan-Feb;34(1):45-54. 5. Maklebust J, Magnan MA, Adv Wound Care. Nov 1994;7(6):25, 27-8, 31-4. 6. Data on file, Sage Products LLC. West DP, Comfort Shield Perineal Care Washcloths: Barrier Efficacy Assessment vs. Other Popular Skin Barrier Protectants Whitepaper, 20245B. 7. Data on file, Sage Products LLC. West DP, Comparison of Skin Barrier Effectiveness for Products Containing Dimethicone Whitepaper, 22206.