Always screen the skin for redness, inflammation, rash, pain, and itching in order to assess the severity and development of skin problems, and to ensure the patient has not developed pressure ulcers.
Gentle cleansing is especially vital as a part of a regimen to prevent IAD (incontinence Associated Incontinence):
After applying gentle cleaning, an essential part of quality continence care is to apply moisture and barrier products and to use high-quality, breathable incontinence products and bed protection sheets.
ABENA washing lotion is mild and with effective cleansing properties for personal hygiene.
It is also a good alternative to traditional washing with water and soap. Using washing lotion avoids soap residue on the skin, which can be a strong irritant. You also prevent wet bed linens.
Washing lotion is the ideal solution for bedridden, immobile and/or patients living with incontinence. It removes dirt, perspiration salts, and unpleasant body odours efficiently.
Washing lotion is applied after removing visible urine and/or faeces. Use the lotion on a dry wash glove or similar and remove excess lotion with a towel, dry wash glove etc.
Wet wash gloves from ABENA have a pleasant cleansing and moisturizing effect. They are a good alternative to traditional washing with water and soap and can be heated in the microwave before use for a pleasant wash.
The gloves remove dirt, perspiration, and bad odours and are hygienic in use.
A full body wash also makes it possible to address potential skin conditions in early phases, preventing skin conditions such as IAD from becoming a concern.
Especially developed for the intimate area as the product contains 4% dimethicone oil that leaves a barrier on the skin. Protects the skin from urine and/or faeces in the incontinence product and prevents IAD from developing.
Each time the incontinence product is changed, screen the skin for redness, inflammation, rash, pain, or itching to assess the severity and development of IAD (and to ensure the patient has not developed pressure ulcers).
After thorough and gentle cleansing, apply moisture and barrier application. Read more about moisture and barrier application as a part of a the IAD skin care regimen
Read about our solutions for prevention of Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD)
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