Comfort Shield® Barrier Cream Cloths
Using a basin to clean patients after an incontinence episode puts them at risk for nosocomial infection. Studies show basins are contaminated with bacteria, including multi-drug resistant organisms and gram-negative bacilli.1,2 Removing the basin from your incontinence care protocol and replacing it with rinse-free Comfort Shield® Barrier Cream Cloths can help reduce infection risk from cross contamination and waterborne infections. START A FREE TRIAL
Comfort Shield helps you clean, treat and protect your patient’s skin after an incontinent episode. Comfort Shield has all the cleansers, moisturizers and protectants you need to perform incontinence care right in the cloth. This helps you meet the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society’s recommendation to use combined products to save time and make caregiving easier.3
Comfort Shield’s unique 3% dimethicone barrier formulation helps protect your patients’ sensitive skin from the harsh effects of incontinence moisture.
Incontinence is a significant risk factor for skin breakdown.1 Research shows that by applying a barrier after each incontinence episode, skin breakdown can be reduced.2 Shield Barrier Cream Cloths with dimethicone 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.
Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths feature Peri Check Guide peel-and-stick labels to facilitate daily skin inspection. They empower staff to observe and report skin issues to the patient’s nurse, and promote rapid response through early identification of skin breakdown and Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis (IAD), a known risk factor for pressure ulcers.
In one study, Peri Check helped reduce pressure ulcers to zero in a facility.1 The same study found that Peri Check improved non-licensed staff’s knowledge about pressure ulcer development and “resulted in enhanced communication between non-licensed staff and RNs.”
“Combined products can be used to save time and make providing perineal care easier for the care giver. Combined products include moisturizing cleansers, moisturizer skin protectant creams, and disposable washcloths that incorporate cleansers, moisturizers, and skin protectants into a single product.” (Beeckman, et al., 2009)
12. “Protect the skin from exposure to excessive moisture with a barrier product in order to reduce the risk of pressure damage.”
A four month study of 141 nursing home residents evaluated the use of Shield Barrier Cream Cloths versus water and pH neutral soap. Residents using Shield saw a reduction in the prevalence of IAD from 22% to 8%, while residents using soap and water saw IAD prevalence increase from 23% to 27%. The study also found a decrease in IAD severity in residents using Shield, while no improvement was seen with soap and water.5
8-pack peel and reseal package
8.5″ x 8.5″
3-pack easy-tear package
8.5″ x 8.5″
16.88(H) x 14.69(W) x 15.25(D)
18.38(H) x 27.56(W) x 15.38(D)
Clean, Moisturise and Protect! A Standardized Approach to Preventing Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (PDF)
Irena Pukiova, Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist
All In One: A Quality Improvement Initiative Aimed to Prevent Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (PDF)
Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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