Comfort Shield® Barrier Cream Cloths
Exposure to incontinence is a major risk factor for developing incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD).1 Patients with IAD are also at risk for developing a pressure ulcer.2 In fact, patients with faecal incontinence were 22 times more likely to have pressure ulcers than patients without faecal incontinence.2 Comfort Shield® Barrier Cream Cloths apply a consistent 3% dimethicone barrier to help protect your patients’ skin from incontinence moisture. START A TRIAL
Not all dimethicone-containing cloths are created equal. It’s essential to consider overall product formulation in order to make a comparison of products containing dimethicone that are designed to be a barrier. A study designed to test the effectiveness of incontinence barriers showed that Comfort Shield allowed 3-5 times less artificial urine to pass through than the leading competitors.3 Comfort Shield’s thick, lotion-based dimethicone barrier emulsion has been proven equivalent to traditional tube barrier creams.4
A randomized, controlled clinical trial published in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing found that using Comfort Shield significantly reduced the prevalence of IAD.5 A study published in Ostomy Wound Management of a nurse-driven intervention, featuring Comfort Shield, reduced the rate of IAD and hospital-acquired pressure ulcers to zero-percent.6
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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