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Maintaining Skin Health for Critically Ill Patients.

6th April 2020

Skin care for critically ill patients plays an important role in prevention of infection as well as the promotion of hygiene and comfort.

 

Maintaining skin integrity of patients, knowing that skin is the first barrier against injury and infection, takes on a meaning of great magnitude for critically ill patients.

It is especially important for delicate elderly skin and for continence care.

Providing appropriate skin care not only impacts skin integrity but also plays an important role in prevention of pressure ulcers and infection.

Every patient and nurse will vouch for the effect of skin care on hygiene and comfort in addition to other therapeutic effects.

TENA Wash Gloves – T05130

This Tena Wash Gloves with lining combines the gentleness of a cloth and the convenience of a disposable glove. This wash glove provides efficient care for delicate skin and a hygienic skin care routine in any medical setting. The inner lining is a latex-free plastic for increased hygiene. By using this product, it eliminates the risk of cross contamination by comparison to reusable towels. It is perfect for in-bed bathing as it provides effective grip and handling.

Benefits:

Soft gloves that acts like a wipe but with the convenience of a glove
Can be used all over the body – Suitable for sensitive skin
Square shape fits snuggly onto the hand allowing easy washing
Can be used dry or wet – Latex free plastic lining keeps hand dry
Pack of 175 gloves – Each glove measures: 25cm x 16.5cm

 

Complimentary Product

TENA Shampoo Cap – T05347

A caring and convenient in-bed hair-cleansing solution for bedridden, fragile and immobile residents – with no need to rinse or dry.

Benefits:

Allows less mobile people to receive daily, in-bed hair cleansing. Also ideal for use between full baths and showers.
An efficient alternative to shampoo and water, there is no need to rinse or dry after use.
Disposable, quick and easy to use. Contain a gentle shampoo and conditioner. Can be warmed in a microwave for added comfort for residents.
Dermatologically tested. Helps to maintain scalp’s natural pH. Alcohol-free and soap-free.
Mildly scented and helps to leave the hair feeling fresh and clean.

 

For advice on these products or any of the products in our TENA range please contact our Healthcare Team on bcss.info@bunzl.ie or phone +353 1 6301800

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