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, treatment, and barrier protection.
Dimethicone formula helps treat and prevent IAD; helps seal out wetness
Breathable, transparent dimethicone barrier makes skin assessment easy
Allows the use of other products such as antifungals without removing Dimethicone barrier6
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. West, D. (written communication-letter) December 2013.